What an interesting day! So, by now, you’ve heard that we will be doing distant learning from April 6 until May 15. That’s due to the Governor’s statements that we need to shelter in place to slam the door on this COVID-19. Do we want to open up too early, then close, then open again, and ooops, close again? So, that’s why MUSD is going farther than County Superintendent James Mousalimas’ recommendation to stay closed until April 17. Remember, it is up to each local school district to decide the best course of action.
We are TENTATIVELY going back May 18 because we might be able to squeeze in high school finals and high school graduation and elementary promotion ceremonies.
Remember, you CAN teach next week if you want to, but this week and next week is for PLANNING. It’s up to you. Nothing assigned this week or next week should be graded. But, what I’m going to do is assign some work, and I’ll grade it later as extra credit. That’s me. I just don’t think kids should be penalized for learning a new system, especially those kids that don’t have access to internet. Did you know kids without internet will have to drive to school and download information to their device there? Or they can go to a business or park with a free Comcast hotspot. Look at the attachment if you’re confused as I am. 😊 And yes, Virginia, there are kids without internet access.
I have posted the FAQs on our website, but also included it here.
You’re calmer because I’m getting fewer emails. 😊 For awhile there, I was getting 150-200 a day. That’s okay! Better than 150 phone calls! It just takes awhile to get used to changes and these are DRASTIC and SUDDEN changes to instruction. Remember my main message in my video message was take care of YOU and please watch over EACH OTHER.
I love the Ken Buck social media post. A lot of people have loved this South Carolina School Board Member’s post…over 90,000 times. Then you have what I call…Plunger Protection. Then, you have a post dedicated to all of our Activity Directors and some travel tips. That’s all I got…tomorrow is a new day, full of challenges and smiles. I hope you have mostly the second.