We’ve had a successful transition to our new protocols this week. Many students have removed masks for recess and outside times, while others have made a different choice. On Monday, I spoke to all classes about being “quietly respectful” of everyone’s choices. Not surprisingly, teachers have reported that students have been doing a good job with this. Ms. V is also reinforcing this message, and discussing this transition, in her Reflections classes in Lower School.
We didn’t wait too long to take our first field trip of the year. Accompanied by Mr. Dowd, Ms. Heysha, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Spencer, and Ms. Via, our eighth-graders visited the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro earlier this week. This trip is an extension of our 8th grade Social Studies curriculum, which focuses on 20th Century America. In Mr. Spencer’s words:
Looking ahead, we hope that you’ll carve out some time next week to appreciate the wide array of videos that many students are making as part of Science Week. Additionally, you’re invited to join us for next Friday’s virtual All-School Assembly, when Ms. Heysha will shine a light on what our students have been learning during Black History Month.