Date: August 4, 2020
Greetings Hidden Valley Students and Families,
I hope this letter finds you safe, healthy and rested. This past school year left many with the feeling of incompleteness. It seems that we did not get the chance to bring closure to the 2019-2020 school year. COVID-19 certainly changed the end of the school year and in reality, it has changed much of the way we live today. Many of those changes have been difficult for all of us. We have lost the ability to physically interact with each other in the ways we have been accustomed to. We have lost the ability to see each other's faces when we are in person due to wearing masks. We have lost loved ones to this virus. However, there have been things we have gained as well.
Together, we were able to grow in our technological capabilities. Together we were able to provide students with learning opportunities. In addition, together we were able to ensure that our students, families and staff remained safe.
The togetherness that we have created will be more important this upcoming school year than ever. All students will begin the 2020-2021 school year with remote learning. Most students have opted for Plan C and others have opted for the Full Remote Academy. The expectations for remote learning are as follows:
- Student attendance: Attendance is based on a student's daily engagement with lessons
- Student work: Work is to be submitted and graded. Canvas is the platform that all CMS teachers will use.
- Students/staff will be engaged in learning and teaching throughout the day on normal school hours.
We are actively trying to limit the number of people in and out of schools to reduce the spread of COVID. We ask that you contact us through phone, email, text or virtual for any needs you may have.
When the CMS School Board makes the decision to move from Plan C to Plan B I will reach out to ensure all families are aware of the requirements of students and parents to make for a successful return to the building.
Thank you for your continued partnership in making our students and Hidden Valley elementary the best in CMS.
Hidden Valley Elementary School
5100 Snow White Lane
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: 980-343-6810 /Fax: 980-343-6798