Dear Preschool and Kindergarten families,
Our Early Childhood Program is committed to working in partnership with all of our families through this transitional period. Parents and students will have access to their teachers, to me, and to all of the resources the school can provide remotely during school closure. While nothing can replace the joy, comfort, and familiarity of being together on campus, we are hopeful that this week will provide some quality time together, engaging in the wonder of learning and play with your child. We recognize that this will not be without its challenges and hope that our partnership, communication, patience, and flexibility will help guide this process.
Teachers will be working to put together “school bags” that include art and sewing projects, journals, books, and other learning materials. Those bags will be available for pick up on Monday, March 16th, between 12:00 and 4:00pm. If you are not available to pick up your child’s bag during that time, please let me know; we can arrange another time for pick-up.
In addition to the school bags, Preschool and Kindergarten will be using Google Classroom as a platform to share information and ideas with our students and families. You can expect to hear from your child’s teachers on Monday to explain details of the upcoming week and help walk you through how to join the online community. We understand that families have different values around technology and want to honor your own personal approach to how you engage with your child with this online community.
ECP Parent Ed will also move online to a Google Classroom, and we will share resources to support families in the weeks to come.
Preschool and Kindergarten teachers will be available via email Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm, should you want to connect about anything. If you prefer to have a phone call with one of your child’s teachers, please send an email to them and they will arrange a time to talk.
I am available to all of our families throughout the next week, as well as during Spring Break. Continuing our partnership and offering support to our wonderful children and families is our primary focus during this uncertain time.
If you have questions regarding campus closure or how Oak Grove is responding to the COVID-19 health crisis, please visit this page on our website. Jodi Grass, Head of School, is also happy to answer any questions you have.
In love and partnership,