With Saint James School’s Distance Learning successfully underway I wanted to take a moment to share my overwhelming gratitude for all of you (teachers, parents, and students) who are working so hard to make the best of this situation.
Research has shown the importance of keeping to a schedule during this time. Students should still be getting up early, starting their day with a prayer, pausing school work for a healthy snack and some physical activity in the morning, eating a healthy lunch, and concluding any additional school work in the afternoon. Please be sure you are talking to your child/ren about what they are working on and reaching out to teachers with questions.
Of course, it is going to take some time to master this temporary new reality – especially when combined with the multitude of uncertainties that we are all facing right now. Yet, as we approach the end of distance learning day 3, I can say with full confidence that Saint James School is beyond blessed. From the creativity and determination of our teachers to make this work for our students, to all the parents who have reached out to share your positive experiences, unique ideas, and constructive feedback – this is the true meaning of community. Thank You!!
On a similar note, to keep up the school spirit, we are designating tomorrow (Friday) a Saber Sock Day for those that purchased Saber Socks. And, Saber Socks or not, if you are willing to share pictures of your children doing their distance learning, we would love to post some out in our emails and possibly on Facebook. We really miss seeing our students and the daily bustle of kids here at school. Please send pictures to Amy Guenther at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know you are all in my prayers as we navigate this together.