AEA Strongsville Weekly Update
Week of January 7, 2020
From the Principal's Desk
A Note Regarding the Events of 1/6/2021
My original message for this weekly newsletter included only the notes after this message, but given the events that occurred in our nation's capital yesterday I felt it necessary to add a few items. My head is still spinning from yesterday's events in Washington D. C. I do know a few items need to be addressed: How can we use this as a teachable moment for our kids? How can we support our kids in their emotions?
As I try to think of an event comparable to this, I don't have anything I can recall as an educator. I can imagine the thoughts running through the minds of educators on the day of and the day after September 11, 2001. Processing national events together is an important function of community, even when we are spread so far apart in the days of COVID.
I wanted to share some resources to help guide conversations if you so choose. An article I drew a lot of information from as a principal can be read here and WKYC News had an interview story as well, featuring a local child psychologist with some tips and ideas.
We have navigated so much this school year, and many things we did not anticipate. I am so glad to be your principal. Should you need to talk further or would like additional support in talking to kids about difficult subjects, please reach out to me.
Thank you for all you do,
Emery L. Boyle-Scott, MBA
Principal, Strongsville Academic Center
Phone (440)471-4982 Fax (440)617-6809
Happy New Year to Everyone!
Half Way to the End of the (School) Year
Parents please check grades this weekend and ask questions now, late work and extensions can only be granted through the end of the 2nd Quarter. Please let us know if there are any special circumstances you're working with. January 15th is the final day for Quarter 2.
Return to Campus
See below for Return to Campus information for our 2nd Semester starting January 19th, 2021. We are continuing to plan for a return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19th, the start of the 2nd semester.
Students need to have their cameras on and be seen to be counted as attending their classes. If a student has a tech problem with their camera please call the main office to report it.
Connecting for Kids Newsletter
Please click HERE for the latest Connecting for Kids Newsletter. There are lots of amazing opportunities for adults to connect with other adults, students to connect with their guardians and workshops to build new skills!