Saturday, September 5th, 2020
Hello Wildflower parents and guardians,
I hope you are enjoying the continued beautiful weather we are having this summer. There are certainly no shortage of things to be grateful for in our little area of the world! This past week the teachers, myself, and Anne have been in the schools, at both the Nelson and Creston site, preparing the schools and classrooms for the return of the students. The custodians have done a fantastic job prepping all the areas. Things are looking clean, inviting and open. This week the teachers and I met for our professional development days on Tuesday and Wednesday. The two days were full of powerful conversations around equity and inclusion, collaboration around student programming, and logistics relating to our re-opening. In this up and coming week we will have our health and safety orientation and preparation sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.
I personally feel so fortunate to be working with such an amazing staff. The experience of the group is inspiring and their commitment to the well-being and care of the families and students is paramount. We have such a strong community of staff, students, and parents at both Wildflower sites. We have had to navigate some small staffing changes heading into the new school year, but things are coming together nicely. The entire staff is thinking about the families and are excited to see the students and support them in the first days of school where there may be anxious feelings.
Over the weekend, I will be working to add some updates to both the Creston and Nelson re-start plans (logistics) and will be sending these out to all our families. Some of these updates will include clarity around the steps we will take, and you as a parent will take if a child becomes symptomatic either at school or at home. When the children return to school, you will need to get in the habit of asking the “Health Check” questions before they leave for school. There is a copy attached to this post below. Please also make sure your children come to school with clean hands and that they are ready to answer the question, “How are you feeling today?” I will not be lining up the children outside to ask them myself but the classroom teachers will be checking with them before they enter the school to go to their classroom. The first day of school is Thursday, September 10. 8:30 to 230 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Have a great weekend everyone. Enjoy these last days of summer with your family.