A call to continue learning from SAD 60 Supt. Connolly

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Steven Connolly ... Supt of NOBLE schools

To the NOBLE Community,

We are working to ensure school communication with families will be helpful during the current COVID-19 shutdown.

Examples of communication that will be coming out soon:

  • Technology resources and tips,
  • Sample student "school schedules,"
  • Meal programs and learning packets (parking lot pick up, or other options),
  • Opportunities for a family member to schedule a time to come in to collect items from schools that may be needed at home,
  • Updates on cancellations /postponements, and
  • Staff Youtube book readings and saying hello to students to keep the personal connection going.

Schools and departments will be sending out specific information applicable to your child(ren) and will be available via phone or email. ("Office hours" will be posted.) Please be looking for their communications.

Administrators, teachers, and educational technicians have been working on remote learning plans over the past few days /weeks. Most of the work is ready for dissemination.

All systems should be up and running by Thursday morning.

In the meantime, I offer the following suggestions:

➢ Forty minutes reading per day (shared reads with mom or dad are great fun).

➢ Checking out some of the built in apps on the iPads that our youngest students have brought home. Try Lexia. What a great resource!

➢ One hour of physical activity per day (outdoors when possible).

➢ Searching for links to free resources that are opening up during the COVID-19 outbreak (Discovery Education Experience [coming soon], ORIGO Education math videos and fluency builders, and that has, What's going on in this picture? Film Club Documentaries and daily writing prompts.

We are in uncharted territory. We are working hard to do the best for each family, student, and employee that we possibly can. Once again, We thank you for your support and patience. Personally, I want to thank the many citizens and staff who have sent communications expressing positive support for our efforts. Your kind words are appreciated.

- Steven Connolly,

NOBLE Schools, MSAD 60

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