April 4, 2020
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by Principal Pat Grant
We can take great pride in the outstanding job we have all done-- teachers, parents, students-- in adapting to the challenging times of these past weeks. We have successfully completed 3 full weeks of online learning as we head into another half-week before we begin our Easter Break, adhering to the Diocesan guidelines. For the most part, I have heard how much families are looking forward to this break to relax and recharge. We will be poised and ready to hit the cloud running on Monday, April 20.
Teachers will provide resources for students/families who are interested in enrichment or remediation over the break. This will also be a good time to catch up on any outstanding assignments. Although classes will not be in session, teachers will be encouraging students to keep reading. If you are running low on books at home, you might be interested in free digital libraries now available through St. Ann's -- EPIC (grades K-3) and MyOn (grades 4-8). NOTE: Do not sign up on your own; your child's teacher will have login information for the free school version. You can contact Amanda McLain for questions about EPIC and Alison Ray for questions about MyOn. Our reading support person Kathy Watson can help with either EPIC or MyOn.
I have already shared some of the great resources and activities that our specials teachers have put together.
Even though students are at home and under your supervision, they are still enrolled students at St. Ann School and thus remain subject to the SAS School Handbook and Diocesan Acceptable Use Policy that parents and students signed at the start of the school year. Students in grades 5-8 who are using SAS Chromebooks have additional responsibilities as outlined by Mrs. Fetters in her March 14 Chromebook Acceptable Use email.
This will be the last weekly memo until April 18. Daily announcements will continue Monday through Wednesday this week. The last online classes before break will finish at noon on Wednesday.
Following is a message from St. Ann School parent Sarah Raughley with a suggestion for a way to extend kindness and sympathy to the Quinn family in their time of sorrow.
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