Panther News

March 23rd

Dear Le Monde family,


Today, state officials announced they will recommend to the state Board of Education that Oklahoma students not return to the classroom for the remainder of the current school year, as our state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. They will instead recommend a continuous learning plan that will allow students to complete the school year at home. It is important to note that this decision is not final until the state Board of Education meets on Wednesday and votes to approve the recommendation.


I understand the major inconvenience this decision may cause all of you, but know that we are developing a plan to ensure your child will continue to have opportunities to learn and to grow academically, especially with parental support. This is a significant transition for our students and our teachers and we will spend the next two weeks planning for this effort and will share details with your family as soon as they are available. For students, it likely will be sad and disappointing to learn that school as they know it will not resume this year. This is an unfair situation, but please reassure them that it does not diminish their achievements.


I sent resources to use in my last newsletter, including information about free breakfasts and lunches for students which will continue throughout the school closure. Please know, I will continue to communicate our next steps to everyone as I gain new information.


As I have mentioned in my last couple of newsletters, I ask everyone to stay calm, stay home and commit ourselves to practicing good hygiene habits. For more information from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


Sincerely,


Lance Seeright

Executive Director

Le Monde International School