May 7, 2021
Dear SRCE Students, Families and Staff:
I would like to first extend my sincere appreciation to students, parents/guardians and staff for all your hard work in supporting learning and teaching throughout the school year.
To our students, thank you for everything you have done to adapt to new routines and expectations and to recently adjusting to learning from home.
To our parents/guardians, thank you for everything you are doing to support your children’s participation in at-home learning. In many cases, you are doing so while working from home yourself. Please know SRCE staff are here to help and connect families with additional resources as required. Please stay in contact with teachers and school administration and do not hesitate to reach out for support. I know these are uncertain times but please know you are not alone; we are all in this together.
To SRCE staff, thank you for your tremendous efforts in supporting student learning and success and to also adjusting to new protocols and routines. I extend my sincere gratitude for quickly transitioning to support at-home learning. I am seeing, and hearing about, many great examples of students and teachers very engaged in at-home learning and teaching.
Today, Dr. Strang announced schools will remain closed to students until at least the end of May.
There is a significant amount of time remaining in the school year. I encourage everyone to continue to focus on student well-being, learning and achievement. Teaching and learning will continue online. Monitoring attendance and participation in student learning and assessment will also continue. Teachers have received guidance from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development as to what assessment will look like. Families may access more information at https://www.ednet.ns.ca/learning_at_home.
Please continue to strictly follow the public health measures to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in our communities and help keep each other and those most vulnerable safe.
Thank you for supporting one another with kindness, compassion and understanding. By continuing to work together, we will ensure the rest of our school year remains safe, positive and successful for our students.
With much appreciation,
Regional Executive Director of Education