Navigating this new Frontier
We understand how much of the weight parents, grandparents and other caretakers are lifting, and how you have had to adjust your home life to accommodate visitors. You did not ask for twenty house guests every morning (and that's if you only have one child!). However, you do have lots of curious kiddos peeping into your house each day! Please keep these things in mind:
- The camera has a pretty wide lens and can see beyond a child's head and shoulders. Please ensure anyone walking within camera range is appropriately covered.
- The microphone picks up a lot of background noise! Please be aware of the language being used in the house.
Think of it as if you were hosting a kid's birthday party at your home (or sending your child to a friend's birthday party). What would be acceptable for your kids to see and hear at someone else's home? Would parents feel comfortable sending their child to your kiddo's party? We know that a party has invited guests, and you did not sign up to host a party! But here we are in this really interesting boat where we must rely on each other to keep kids at the top of the agenda.
- Attendance and grades are two separate things. Being present does not mean the work was completed satisfactorily (or completed at all). Please check in with your child and your child's teacher to ensure your kiddo is staying on top of their assignments.
- Sometimes your child will be absent (they were not logged in to their class meeting and they were not able to engage in any way before midnight). If this is the case, please call the absence in to Abby at 434-5804 or scan doctor's note to email@example.com to ensure the absence is excused.