Dear STA parents
Here is another update regarding school closures:
1. Again, as per Governor Reynolds, schools will not be required to make up the
days missed between March 23 and April 13.
2. Because we cannot require student participation regarding academic work, we
will not be preparing packets of assignments for students. These packets would
not be graded because there is no guarantee that all students would have access
to technology , nor would they be required to complete the packets. This is what
I have learned via daily zoom meetings with the Arch administration.
3. Teachers will be expected to contact parents and/or students 1-2x a week
during closure. They will be checking on students academic needs as well as
their emotional status (as best they can). Teachers will also be asked to email
information regarding learning websites that are appropriate to their grade level
curriculum. Many of these websites are now free to everyone. I will likely send
some free website information as well that are specific to parents supporting
students at home.
4. There will likely be a waiver to cancel the ISASP(Iowa Statewide Assessment
of Student Progress) testing for this year.
5. I am working with the public school regarding free lunches for students
starting next week. I will send parents information about times and locations as
soon as possible.
6. Sharon will send reminders regarding STO deadlines as well as registration
7. As of now we are being asked to waive the 3 and 4 year old monthly fee ($85
and $100 respectively) for one month. Tuition payments can be deferred for one
month if needed. Simply email Sharon if you decide to do this.
Please be patient as we try our best to navigate our way through these
Respectfully yours in Christ,
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