See you next year! Normally, that farewell means it’s time for summer plans to begin. You would probably be far more concerned about returning to the pool than returning to school at this point. However, this year - as we all know - things are different. Unfortunately, next fall remains full of unknowns. That does not mean we aren’t working hard to prepare for a safe educational plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
We have asked for input about instruction during remote learning from families, students, and staff and are planning for a variety of possibilities for next fall. Once we have guidance from state agencies, we will determine how we can implement several scenarios safely. We will share those scenarios with families and staff in a few weeks and ask again for your input. That will help us finalize the basic structures of our different scenarios so that we can plan and adapt to changing requirements as the beginning of the school year approaches. We will be in regular contact over the summer and will include updates on the expectations for fall as they develop.
For now, though, today is the last day of school. The last day is usually marked by hugs and high fives. At the end of the day, you could find me joining a teary-eyed LIS staff waving to their students as the busses pull out for the last time. The routines and celebrations that accompany this final day of school provide closure for students - and for all of us here. On behalf of the entire Tiger staff, we hope that all of our students know they are loved and missed. We want you to know that whatever situation next fall brings, we will continue to provide the best support and instruction we can for our Tigers.