GPS District Digest
Stories, news and updates from Greenwich Public Schools
A Note from Dr. Jones
As we wind down Distance Learning Week #3 we want to congratulate our staff on enhancing their skills with new tools and platforms. We also want to give a shout out to our Food Service Team! They are continuing to deliver 1,000 meals per day to make sure that students have breakfast and lunch. And finally, thanks to our families and students who are partnering with us. Remember tomorrow, Friday, April 3rd is a Flex Day.
For all information on Distance Learning and previously shared communication, visit the pages below:
- Distance Learning
- District Communications
- Free Breakfast and Lunch Drop-off Service
- Health Services
- Special Education Resources for Distance Learning
Please enjoy this Special Edition of the District Digest sharing some good news and photos from our staff and families who are making the best of a new approach to learning.
Stay safe and healthy,
Dr. Toni Jones
Distance Learning Across Greenwich Public Schools
Greenwich High School Students Launch Volunteer Program to Help Senior Citizens
"Flex Fridays" Providing Flexibility for Students & Teachers
North Street School Celebrates International Week Remotely
North Street School Principal, Ms. Jill Flood shared, "While we may be far apart we are still a North Street School community united. We are trying to keep our spirit alive and keep our families engaged in some fun activities each week. This week would have been International Week at school, so we decided we should proceed! NS students and their families represent 52 different countries and 18 different languages from around the world. That is amazing! We are so very fortunate to have such a culturally rich and diverse population. We have so much to share with each other and learn from each other. Our families are all very proud of our heritage and we want to celebrate that diversity and help our children understand that there is so much beauty in the world and so many amazing places and cultures to learn about. We hope they will love learning a little bit about where their own ancestors came from while also building their curiosity to explore the many wonderful places their classmates and friends come from as well!"
Old Greenwich School Staff's Car Parade
Riverside School Second Grade Class Donates to Greenwich Hospital
Schools Share Video Messages with Students
Greenwich Alliance for Education Provides Supplies for Students
News & Updates
GPS Medical Advisor Dr. Katy Noble
As noted in the Superintendent's Update, Greenwich Public Schools has welcomed Dr. Katy Noble of Sound Beach Pediatrics as the District's Medical Advisor.
In this role, she advises the Board of Education and administrators on policies and procedures of the health program and works to support and improve the health of students and staff. "Dr. Katy" will be supporting school nurses: to consult on children with health issues, to check complete immunization of students, and to serve on a multidisciplinary team to help children with special needs or who are medically fragile. She works to support and provide health education on multiple levels. Dr. Katy has also been a valuable member of our Emergency Preparation Team given the current health emergency related to COVID-19, and has shared a resource page with the school community.
Dr. Katy shared, "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to serve in this capacity, so I can help address the broader needs of the community in which I live!”
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April 9, 2020