I’d like to extend to all of our students, families and friends a warm welcome to our virtual classrooms. Administrators, teachers and staff have worked very hard to ensure that even in the midst of all the changes we’ve all endured, there is stability and continuity in the instruction delivered via our professionals here at IS303. This has been a clear example of not only beginning with the end in mind but also putting first things first. We all synergized and proactively supported each other to make virtual classrooms a reality at our school.
As the instructional leader, my message to parents and students is a very simple one- stay safe, healthy and focused. Now more than ever we will rely on our parents who are our partners to ensure that they supervise that our students are logging on and completing assignments. We will continue teaching and our children will continue learning via. We are extremely excited about this new venture and we look forward to seeing the beautiful opportunities this will yield. Seeking first to understand then to be understood will be critical to working together and learning from each other. I’m sure our students will share with teachers some of their skills and knowledge using online platforms which will only make our offerings better.Our motto continues to stand true now more than ever “High Expectations, Children First, No Excuses.” There is no better time to put first things first than now! Together we will accomplish our very important mission of educating our students and it is up to each and everyone of us to get this done.
Finally, please remember to sharpen the saw while still practicing social distancing. We want to all stay healthy and keep our family members healthy. Take care of yourselves and never forget that here at 303 it is our pleasure to serve YOU.