Mr. Cole's MessageWelcome back to another great month at KWS Bear Road Elementary! We have been back to school for a month and the students and staff have adjusted well. I want to share my appreciation for all of the support and patience of families as we have had to adjust the way we function each day. All of our procedures have had to adjust based on CDC pandemic guidelines.
As shared, numerous adjustments have been made to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Social distancing, mask wearing, reduced class sizes, reduction of locations students are exposed to…these all have made a difference. Though these accommodations have reduced the number of days in school each week for students, they have not changed the tone and tenor in the classrooms. The students and teachers are developing strong relationships, the students have fallen into safe routines, and the vibrancy of classroom interactions continues to build. It is very heartwarming to see and hear.
While our current restrictions limit building, lunchtime, and classroom visits, we are still committed to partnering with our families to support each and every student. Our Open House is going to be even more important than ever as a school/home activity and connection for families. Please save the evening of October 7th for the KWS BRE Open House.
This year’s Open House will look different based on our current limitations, and will follow a virtual format.
- Kindergarten teachers will host virtual Open House presentations from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
- First grade teachers will host from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
- Second grade teachers will host from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Be sure to save the date and times so you can learn more about your child’s classroom, programming and overall school experience.
This is going to be a great year…despite looking different. We are committed and dedicated to providing all of our students with meaningful and rigorous instruction.
Have a great month!