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MSAD #72 response to Commissioner of Education recommendation

posted Apr 8, 2020, 9:05 AM by Eric Wood
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Dear Parents:

Last night we received word from the Commissioner of Education that she is recommending, with the support of the Governor, that districts "plan to replace classroom/group instruction with remote/distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year." I am sending this message out to affirm that we will be abiding by the Commissioner's recommendation and will continue with distance learning until the conclusion of the school year. I have spoken with our administrative team, and teachers are currently planning to have conversations with students about this news. While I wanted parents to have this information in a timely manner, I also want students to have an opportunity to hear the news from staff members with whom they have a supportive working relationship. These conversations will be happening throughout the next few school days. 

Our last student day is currently scheduled to be June 11th, and that will be the day we will use to end the current school year. Due to the fact that many families are using District laptops and that many students have textbooks and other materials, we will be developing a plan to collect all school-owned materials at the conclusion of the year. Once those plans are in place, we will communicate them to families. 

Finally, and most importantly, we appreciate your continuing support and patience as we do our best to meet students' needs in such an unanticipated and challenging situation. I am very proud of the professional manner in which all of our staff members have risen to the occasion and equally impressed with their willingness to learn as we go and continue improving our approach to distance learning. In conclusion, thank you in advance for your continued patience and support and stay well. 


Jay Robinson