As is true for all educators and students, the struggles of distance learning at the Primary School have been difficult to overcome. It is a testament to the commitment and skill of our teachers that students remain engaged. Students can be observed working together and communicating bilingually, despite being in a “digital” classroom. But in spite of our best efforts and the gifts of our remarkable community, some students still struggle with access. We’ve discovered that some parents felt embarrassed to ask for the help they needed to procure computers and/or internet access. But now that the ongoing necessity has become clear, these parents have come to us asking for help and we must show up for those students, all thirty-five of them. That’s a $35,000 commitment to educational equity. But it’s the start of building the future together. Additionally, our expanding teacher staff requires further training to best serve our multi-cultural and multi-lingual students. With your support, we can provide the assistance veteran teachers need to better mentor and train our new teachers. Our goal is, as always, to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment for every student, every day. This remains true whether students join us on campus or log in to a zoom meeting. At the end of this winter term, we can look forward to showing you the work and telling you the stories of our great digital learning adventures.
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