We moved all District 41 students to the full remote model starting on Monday, November 16. We reached a point where we are not able to cover classes across the school district due to staff being out for sickness, quarantine or testing positive. The community transmission and the need for both students and staff to be on quarantine continues to increase. We have seen an increase in the number of positive cases identified in our students and staff as well as in the numbers of students and staff on quarantine. We have had to pull staff away from their primary responsibilities to cover classrooms. While we are all in agreement about the importance of in-person learning for those who want it, we have hit a point where we must take an Adaptive Pause so that we do not jeopardize the safety of students and staff. Making the shift to remote is not an easy decision but it is a necessary one.
All students will keep their current teachers
Students currently on quarantine will be assigned back to the original teacher on 11/16
Teachers will let in-person students know how to connect online starting Monday.
No disruption to the school calendar
I am excited and honored to serve as principal for this wonderful school community. I believe that positive relationships are a necessary ingredient for a successful school, and will work each day to build and nurture those relationships with the students, staff, and parents of the Forest Glen community. I also believe that schools need to be fun and innovative learning environments where everyone (staff and students) can take risks in their learning, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, and know that they are cared for and respected each day.
One of my goals is to be highly visible around the building and campus on a daily basis in the hopes of connecting with as many students and families as possible. If you ever have any questions, concerns, or comments please feel free to reach out to me.