Principal's Message

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    Principal's Message 

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    Greetings Fellow Roadrunners,

    I am indeed grateful, humbled  and excited to have joined this great community of educators, students, and parents where I believe teaching and learning occur within every interaction. Each day presents an opportunity for all of us to expand our capacity through non-fictional and fictional texts, have meaningful discourse between peers and teachers and engage in rigorous lessons that demand students to use their critical thinking skills -- a place where students are encouraged and applauded for taking risks, and at times challenging the status quo.  Now more-so than before in our history, we have the opportunity to have our students engage in and with technology.  This is also an opportunity for all of us to learn from each other, to focus on the social emotional well-being of students, parents/guardians and staff.  Project Cornerstone has taught us many lessons over the years about kindness, empathy, being supportive, and being a friend.W We must show kindness to ourselves and others and be patient with ourselves and others, while knowing that the staff is going to continue preparing students for the next level of excellence and eventually be college and career ready.

    I stand ready to support every student throughout this school year and cannot wait to meet each one. I will send out my office hours schedule once we have gotten through the first seven days of school, however, you can always reach me via email. I will respond to all communications without 24 hours, or to the best of my ability.  

    In closing, I would like to thank the PTA Board and Regnart staff for giving me such a warm welcome.  So now, let the fun begin on August 13.  Let's join together to make this an absolutely wonderful, productive, awesome and life-changing year for our students.  

    Distance Learning: . 

    Full distance learning schedules will launch on August 24 and continue until January 8.  

    During the first few weeks of school, you can anticipate the following: 

    ● Google Meets for your child with their teacher and classmates. Attendance will be recorded daily, beginning on the first day of instruction, Thursday, August 13 

    ● Scheduled time for every child to meet with their teachers (virtually). These meetings may include getting to know each other activities, assessments, and orientation to the Distance Learning technology platform 

    ● A virtual Back to School Night for parents, live or recorded 

    ● Opportunities for parents/guardians to ask questions and express hopes about their child’s experience 

    ● A materials pick-up/distribution process so your child can collect books and supplies 

    ● Daily assignments from their teacher and online assessments 

    ● Opportunities to attend parent/guardian workshops/webinars about how to support learning

    Learning time will include “live” time guided by the teacher in whole group and small group formats, opportunities for timely feedback through electronic platforms such as Seesaw and Google classroom, as well as independent work time. Together, these elements make up the total daily learning time. The schedule will be modified on Wednesday and teachers also may adjust the schedule on other days in order to be responsive to individual or classroom needs. The total daily instructional minutes will remain unchanged in order to meet required daily learning time.

    Please take a few minutes to review this Distance Learning Handbook for Parents.

     

    I stand ready to support every student throughout this school year and cannot wait to meet each one. I will send out my office hours schedule once we have gotten through the first seven days of school, however, you can always reach me via email. I will respond to all communications without 24 hours, or to the best of my ability.  

    In closing, I would like to thank the PTA Board and Regnart staff for giving me such a warm welcome.  So now, let the fun begin on August 13.  Let's join together to make this an absolutely wonderful, productive, awesome and life-changing year for our students.  

     

    Have a great day on purpose, 

    Daric Jackson, Principal

    Principal