Letter from the Principal - March 26, 2020

Letter from the Principal - March 26, 2020
Posted on 03/26/2020
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Dear Families,

To say that COVID-19 has had an impact on our school and community would be an understatement to say the least. I’d like to take this time to thank all of the families and staff for your patience and understanding as we continue to make the best decisions for the Chester Academy community. The administrative team is grateful for the positive feedback we have received from parents during these trying times.

Remote Learning for students started on March 19. The NH Commissioner of Education, Frank Edelblut, defines Remote Learning as remote instruction with remote support. Teachers are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 2:30 and are checking their email regularly. In addition, teachers are being trained on how to use Google Meets to record videos of themselves to share with students as well as hold “live” sessions with the students. Teachers at the elementary level are being introduced to Google Classroom which will assist with connecting with their students. The staff is dedicated to providing the best learning experience for the students. We will be sharing a survey with families in the upcoming days to assess how things are going regarding Remote Learning and where we might need to make some adjustments.

Report cards for trimester two are available for you to review. Information on how to access report cards can be found on our website under Parent/Student Resources, Report Card and Grading Information. The honor roll list will be shared with families.

If you have questions about COVID-19 and the school’s response, please go to the school’s website. There you will find all of the letters from Superintendent Lockwood as well as information about Grab and Go Meals, technology, and other valuable resources.

We wish you well during these unprecedented times and know that we are here to support you through this crisis. I hope you enjoy some of the student events in this month’s newsletter.

Karen Lacroix