News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School
May 7, 2020
Over the last two weeks, Sudbury has been committed to continue making meaningful learning experiences available to our students. At the center of our work and as a way of prioritizing the most important pieces, we are reflecting on guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:
Move all students toward consistent engagement in remote learning, with a focus on connectedness and on the content standards most critical for success in the next year.
This will continue in the form of weekly instructional content coming from both teachers and our Sudbury curriculum office. Two live scheduled class connection opportunities are now available for students each week in whole-class and/or small group settings, in addition to educator office hours. Next week our specialist team will launch grade-level connection opportunities so that students can see specialist teachers, too.
In all of this, my message to you as you juggle all of this is to do the best that you can. If your family needs to hit pause at a moment, that is okay. The work is designed to be flexible, so please treat it as such.
Haynes and our Sudbury colleagues will continuing meaningful learning experiences for students in the weeks ahead, while also looking toward how we will land what has been a most interesting plane ride. This includes coordination to provide students their personal belongings in school, collecting school-issued materials you may have at home, and celebrating our outgoing fifth grade class. More to come on all of this.
Finally, thank you to everyone for your help in recognizing and celebrating our educators during this most unique Teacher Appreciation Week. Please know how much it is appreciated by our talented and dedicated staff.