FACE Connection

District 186 Family And Community Engagement - F.A.C.E.

*FACE Connection newsletter highlights topics families, schools, and communities can use to successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.

You are Appreciated- Good Job!

Thank you, teachers. Thank you times infinity.

Zoom fatigue is real!

Why do we get "Zoom fatigue"?
  • We are paying more attention to verbal information and having to engage in a “constant gaze” makes us uncomfortable — and tired. Doing these things increases our cognitive load.
  • There has been a loss of rituals. Before, when we met in person/school there were important rituals, like the different spaces, where we sat, physical contact, etc.
  • We don't have a chance to visit the lounge, go to recess or other spaces/rooms to catch up with friends and colleagues.


To relieve this fatigue:
  • Some teachers are offering time for students to join zoom 15 minutes before class to talk with other students, schools have lunch social groups, or afterschool sessions for students.
  • Try to avoid multi-tasking while on zoom.
  • Take short breaks between zooms.
  • If you are a student - Talk to your teacher or parent.

* Check out this article on more ways to combat "zoom fatigue" @HarvardBusinessReview


Gratitude turns what we have into enough .- Anonymous

People who practice gratitude tend to be happier!

Practice gratitude all year round.

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Community Resources

Family Support Series: Surviving a Pandemic: Balancing Work, Remote Learning, Rest and Play
Click here > District 186 Return to Learn

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What is F.A.C.E.?

FACE = Family And Community Engagement

Springfield District 186 defines Family And Community Engagement as school, family and community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students.

What happens when schools, families, and community work together?

A space launch relies on engineers, mathematicians, and physicists working together to send astronauts into space. The same is true for children’s learning—to take off, families, schools, and communities need to work together.

Everyone at mission control works together to plan, implement, and complete a mission. Families, schools, and communities can do the same thing by collaborating and planning successful learning and exploration at the start of the school year. And by working together throughout the year on this shared mission, they can successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.