When we first began the 2019-2020 school year, never did we expect that school, as we once knew it, was going to look and feel so different and much less did we think we would be saying goodbye for the summer from a distance. COVID-19, pandemic, social distancing, and distance learning are words and phrases that were not part of our vocabulary before 2020. Now they consume our daily conversations and news stories.
We know that the time of social distancing and distance learning has been difficult for many of our families and staff. Yet, as a community, Park has once again risen to the challenge and demonstrated the importance of adaptability, patience, and understanding.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you for your determination, resilience, and strength. Also, I would like to thank each and every student, staff member, and extended family member for pulling together to help our school community get through this challenging time. Distance learning, although new for so many of us, brought a spirit of unity, kindness, new ways of learning, and cooperation.
Although we leave for the summer not knowing what to expect in regards to the opening of school in the fall, rest assured, we will be ready. Regardless of the platform, we will continue to prioritize the best learning environment.
In case you missed it, please check your parent email account for an important message from Superintendent Denise Jaramillo regarding the end of the 2019-2020 school year, summer 2020, and initial plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Details are contained in her email. If for any reason you did not receive her email, below you will find a link to her letter.
On a final note, please take a few moments to complete the Extended School Closure Survey, as it will give our district important insight into your experience with distance learning and your recommendations for next the school year. Click Here for Survey.
Please have a safe and healthy summer break.
With warm gratitude,