Continuous Learning Plan Begins April 13
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and understanding as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. As our teachers prepare to implement our Continuous Learning Plan which includes teacher office hours, resources and more after Spring Break April 6-10, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for all that our Ridgewood school-wide community has been doing to continue to take care of one another and persist with learning opportunities. I would like to share some thoughts about how our students can use this time to prepare as well.
All Ridgewood teachers have provided extended opportunities for their students to stay engaged in relevant learning toward their coursework. Although this learning is considered optional, I strongly encourage all our students to use this time to practice the necessary habits that will be required of them to be successful in this new learning environment during the closure. Again, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our students, families, and staff as we work together to continue to engage students in learning opportunities. I have been so impressed with your communications, questions, and feedback. Thank you. We are in this together.
Moving from a traditional educational model to a remote learning model will be a steep learning curve for us. Setting aside time every day over the next few weeks to practice will be essential in helping prepare our students for success. We’ve got this!
Suggested strategies to prepare for Continuous Learning:
- Check email daily.
- Develop a consistent daily study schedule for continuous learning.
- Find your ideal study environment and set up a defined space that is free from distractions.
- Keep your space and study materials organized.
- Practice making connections with friends and fellow classmates using Microsoft Teams.
Between now and April 24, students and families can continue to access online resources for independent, self-directed learning on our website. Practicing these strategies now will help students develop habits-of-mind to be successful. We hope you find these helpful. You can also continue to check our online FAQ and www.kent.k12.wa.us/closure for the most up-to-date information.
Students, we miss you! The most important factor in your continuous learning success during this school closure is fulfilling your role as the learner– the learning experience is what you make of it. Be an active participant, ask questions, and enjoy the opportunities that will be provided to you. You’ve got this! Do your very best.
In the meantime, take care, be well, and stay healthy!