Miltona School Newsletter

April 2020

Principal's Message

Miltona Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well during this unprecedented time. Although there is plenty of uncertainty as we embark on our new journey, I’m finding a level of excitement in what is in store for your child. Our staff has been working diligently these past 2 weeks to essentially restructure our educational model to fit our current needs and all of our learners’ needs at Miltona Elementary. I could not be more proud of the dedication our staff has to our students, school and community. I also could not be more proud of you, the parents. The outreach and flexibility you have demonstrated have not gone unnoticed by our staff.

I ask for continued flexibility as we start our Distance Learning program. Teachers have been tasked with attempting to replicate the educational day for all students but, as you can imagine, there is no replacement for the face-to-face, social interaction. As we roll out our program, please know that there will be mistakes, glitches, and obstacles to overcome. Please be assured that everyone is working diligently to fix our errors and find what works for each family. We understand that there will need to be a level of understanding and flexibility on our end as your lives have also been affected by recent events. Please continue to communicate with teachers and the office.

While there are still some unknowns to be solved, here are some of the things we do know. School is still school and will continue in this new capacity. Students and families should not expect to go into “summer mode” and can expect assignments to be posted daily at 8:00 AM on Seesaw. Families will have a 24-hour window to complete the assignments unless otherwise indicated by the classroom teacher. For now, your child’s teacher will be available weekdays during regular school hours, 7:30-3:30, knowing we may need to be flexible as we try to accommodate schedules. You may contact them by phone or email. We will be taking attendance daily through your child’s completed responses. If your child does not respond, he/she will be considered absent. If your child is sick, please let your child’s teacher know. It is still expected that he/she completes the work that was missed.

Once again, I cannot thank you enough for your flexibility and understanding during this time. We are excited to interact with the students again and see what they are capable of accomplishing. It has been heartwarming to look through the messages and videos students are already sending to teachers. It reminds us all why we do what we do.

Thank you, parents, for all that you do.

Troy Wunderlich

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