Dear Enid family:
Our administrators, teachers and instructional support staff are working hard to develop a continuous learning plan that will help our students finish the school year strong. As you can imagine, this planning has presented its own set of trials, as most of it has occurred digitally or at a distance so we can protect ourselves just as you are at home. We will meet the challenge, however, because that’s what we do as Plainsmen and Pacers. Our students deserve a learning plan that will help them grow academically this spring, and that is what we are determined to give them.
We know you and your child have many questions about what the remainder of the school year will be like. The purpose of this letter is to share what we know and to ask you for your help as we prepare for this significant transition. A change of this magnitude will not occur without bumps in the road; however, by working together, I am confident we can offer the best services possible for our students.
We understand that, like the traditional classroom, this learning plan cannot be a one-size, fits-all-approach. We hope as you read the information below you can see how we are working to help meet the needs of all students.
We believe elementary students learn best when they have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning that is relative to their lives. EPS curriculum specialists are developing “menus” that will provide families with activities that align with state learning standards in each grade level. While some of the options will include online resources, most will only require the materials you have commonly in your home. The menus – which are expected to be released every couple of weeks -- will be available online, as well as passed out with meals at the feeding sites. The information will also be posted on all the windows of elementary schools. Assignments and activities will not need to be returned to the school; they will be for enrichment and for practicing math and literacy skills. Teachers will be touching base with families on a regular basis to continue to grow their relationship with students and to check on their progress. See a sample here. (I need the sample that Kristen and Roy like the best to link here.)