Welcome to an unprecedented and most remarkable `20-21 School Year! This opening of school will be very different from any other in history. We may not know how long Covid-19 will keep our scholars in a remote learning environment, but be assured our team of teachers and support staff are committed to providing a high quality education to every scholar whether we are in the school building or learning remotely. Attendance will count. Grades will be assigned. Quality teaching and learning will happen!
I am excited that all our scholars, grades K-8, will be assigned a personal learning device. K-2 scholars will be assigned an I-pad and scholars in grades 3-8 will have a Chromebook. The District will be offering Hot Spots to families in need of internet access. We have partnered with Classroom Central to give every scholar a backpack and initial school supplies. It is my greatest hope that with all these resources, our Renaissance West scholars will be fully engaged with their learning on a daily basis.
Our home-to-school partnership continues to be crucial for the success of our community. Please consider setting up a workspace where your scholar can “go to school” everyday. A dining room table or a desk in the living room are great options. We will share with you sample schedules to help add structure to the remote school day.
I am excited to lead the great work being done at Renaissance West. We showed wonderful growth in reading and math from beginning to middle of last school year and we will work diligently to continue that growth this year. We have an awesome instructional team in place whom you will get to meet at the virtual Open House and work with this year.
Thank you for entrusting your scholars to me and this wonderful team of teachers and support staff. We are all in this TOGETHER!!