Walker School - Principal's Update
Dear Walker Families,
Happy Day 10 of eLearning!
Thank you to all our students, families, teachers, support staff, and administration for putting in endless hours to create the best eLearning experience possible at this time. While we await further details and watch the news to plan for an eventual return to school, I am certain most everyone is looking forward to the change in routine that spring break will offer next week--even if it's not quite the spring break we imagined for ourselves weeks ago.
The Walker staff has shared many positive experiences with me these past two weeks, and I have heard from several families and seen many pics of our Walker community making the best of this quarantine, taking advantage of the extra time and finding ways to support those in need. I am humbled by our community's efforts to recognize the health care professionals with notes of encouragement and gratitude for their amazing service. What a teachable moment for our children as we navigate this historic time together!
I hope your family will consider some un-plugging during this spring break. My family plans to adjust our routine with activities like camping out in the family room together, experimenting in the kitchen, and playing lots of games.
Keep in mind that our teachers, while remaining at home over this break, are not expected to answer emails and assign further lessons till we resume eLearning April 6 - 9. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding in the next week. Optional spring break learning activities are available for each grade and should be shared with you through their communications today.
So many of us have been learning new technologies like video conferencing, recorded instruction tools, and educational-social resources to enhance our teaching lately...including me! I created a short movie to document our collective eLearning experience thus far. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
Stay healthy and keep up your spirits!