Walker Middle Magnet School News

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Wolf Pack News for August 8th, 2020

Greetings Walker Families,


We were excited to welcome our teachers and staff back to school last Friday. We are all working hard to prepare Walker’s campus & eLearning environment to be safe places for our students to learn.


As you may have heard, on Thursday, 8/6, after hearing from a panel of health professionals, the School Board voted to begin the first four weeks with 100% eLearning. You may have also seen information in the news indicating that the Florida Department of Education did not approve the four weeks of eLearning. I know this information creates many questions about how we will begin our school year.


I want you to rest assured that Walker staff is working to prepare both on-site and eLearning plans and will be ready to serve our students, no matter the learning model. Teachers are collaborating in their departmental and grade-level Professional Learning Communities to plan for highly effective instruction and social/emotional supports for all of our IB learners. Speaking of IB, please know that IB philosophies and standards will continue to be a part what makes Walker the best possible learning environment for your child. I will continue to communicate, as we get updates, regarding the plan for our students' return.


As you prepare, either for an eLearning setting or an on-site setting, please see the info and links below to help you get ready for learning!


Virtual Open House: Thursday, August 20th (links will be shared on 8/20)

School Start Date: Monday, August 24th

Student Hours: Mondays - 8:30-2:25 Tuesdays through Fridays - 8:30-3:25


Sincerely,

Heather Holloway

Principal

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