Dearest Mustang Community:
We miss our students dearly and we know that these are tough times for us all.
We begin every morning reciting the poem Invictus, which reminds us that we are masters of our own fate and captains of our own souls. Because we all have different beliefs and values, we know that there are many more factors/forces at work in our own lives that we cannot control. Nevertheless, there are some things within our control.
We need your help!
We cannot "require" that students participate in our eLearning Plan that the staff has created, but we can encourage you to speak with your son/daughter about participating as much as possible.
We have provided a schedule of hours that each teacher will be available providing DIRECT instruction- not just assignments- based on 4th quarter content.
As a student in an optional school, our students understand the importance of continuing to learn in these times. The content that each core teacher will offer is QUALITY instructional time. We will send elective teacher schedule next week. Stay tuned!
We know that many students in our community may not have access to internet or smart phones, thus we are poised to support all of our students. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance during this time if you do not have access to the internet or smartphone.
In our eLearning plan, students will have access to teachers using zoom or teams live stream according to the schedule attached in this email. We spent a lot of time developing this schedule and your teachers are working around the clock to provide engaging activities and to teach in this new format.
Stay home. Log on. Learn always.
Even Beyonce is excited!
Stay tuned for more student engagement activities this week...
Please make sure your son/daughter is on our Remind
as the fun is about to begin:
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SCS Roadmap to Continuous Learning and Learning GuidesGood Afternoon SCS Family,Today, Governor Bill Lee announced his recommendation to close schools in Tennessee for the remainder of the school year due to the ongoing pandemic. Shelby County Schools shares Governor Lee’s concerns and caution to guard the health of students, teachers, and families during this pandemic. This morning, we released our “Roadmap to Continuous Learning.” Our team has worked diligently over the last several weeks to develop these strategies, and just as we have since I announced the closure of the District on March 12, 2020, our focus remains on keeping students safe and providing learning opportunities that meet their academic and social emotional needs. We will be offering more guidance about employee expectations as we move forward and finalize our long-term plans for the year. The District will remained closed as we work remotely until further notice. We are encouraging parents to keep their children engaged using our comprehensive learning guides/workbooks and instructional supports. We are stronger together. Coronavirus will not defeat us! We are 901!Sincerely,Dr. Joris M. Ray,Superintendent
Check out the late-April issue of the Cornerstone SEL newsletter!In the newest edition of Cornerstone, you can find a PD session with de-escalation tips, as well as some advice for preserving teacher wellness during these challenging times and reminders about the new SEL support hotlines. Plus, check out the SEL Resources page for more tips to support your students.