PRINCIPAL NEWS AND NOTES

OCTOBER 8, 2020

WHEW! IT'S BEEN A WHIRLWIND

As you know, we have been making plans and preparing for the transition to a Hybrid model. I realize it may have been a difficult decision for all or most of you, Hybrid, remain in Remote 2.0 or remain in Cyber. I wholeheartedly know and understand your decisions were based on what is best for your student and your family & I respect that. Whichever you decided, you are all still EXTON EAGLES!!! For those students remaining in Remote and Cyber, can't wait to see you back!


There is quite a bit of information for parents to digest for those with students returning to the building. You have received a wealth of information in the past weeks and I do not want to overload you with too much information at one time. I will be sending Need-to-Know newsletters with pertinent information.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK

During the week of October 12th, teachers and staff will be preparing for the shift to hybrid.


  • Monday, October 12th - Teacher in-service (this was already on the district calendar).
  • October 13th-16th - Half days. Students will follow their normal schedule, 9-11am.

HYBRID - HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


  • Students are assigned to cohort A or B. This is determined by last name. Cohort A, last name beginning with A-K. Cohort B, last name beginning with L-Z
  • Cohorts A and B will be virtual on Wednesdays.
  • Special Education and ELD students will have the option to attend four days (M, T, TH, & F). On Wednesdays, Special Education and ELD (English Language Development) students will also be virtual. They will begin on Monday, October 19th.
  • Students in the Autistic Support classrooms will attend school every day. They will begin on day Monday, October 19th.
  • Week of 10/19: Cohort A in school (10/19 & 10/20); Cohorts A & B (10/21 for virtual day, will follow current remote schedule); Cohort B in school (10/22 & 10/23).

During the week of 10/19, the focus will be on getting students acclimated to the new procedures in school. At home students will work asynchronously (no Zoom) on assignments that will be provided to them.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION

PATIENCE - FLEXIBILITY - GRACE