FACE Connection

District 186 Family And Community Engagement - F.A.C.E. #6

*This 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.

Springfield Public Schools, Spfld. IL

186 Coronvirus (COVID19) Info & Remote Learning

Includes Superintendent's Messages: Senior Graduation updates, AP Testing, etc.

Learning in the Curve

186 Families, schools, and community are working together, from a distance, to 'flatten the curve 'of COVID19. In his latest Education Week Teacher blog/video, 'Visualization of ‘7 Tips for Parents Supporting Remote Learning’, high school teacher Larry Ferlazzo provides tips for parents working with kids at home. Teacher Wendi Pillars shares a visual illustration of the points made in his video below.

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.—B. B. King

Find School Webpage's Here

Click here to find School webpages. You will find school information and Teacher webpages on school webpage.

Juniors -Sangamon CEO Applications Open Until May 31st!

Are you a creative, motivated, and out-of-the-box thinker? Are you currently a junior in a Sangamon County area high school? Then we are looking for students like you to apply to our program. Sangamon CEO teaches business concepts through experiential teaching. In CEO, you will learn problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking through hands-on instruction with subject matter experts and business leaders from throughout the community. APPLY HERE

Community

Springfield Families Helping Families (Facebook Group)

**Use this group to offer support while the schools are closed. If you need help or can give help, please post, and please invite other Springfield families!**

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. -- Albert Einstein

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.