March 26 - Remote Learning Update

March 26 - Remote Learning Update
Posted on 03/31/2020

March 26, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We know that you are all working hard to adjust to our new daily living situation. Please know that we are here to support you in any way we can; reach out to our teachers, guidance counselors, principals, and SAU office as needed. The most efficient way would be by email which can be found at our web site www.sau85.org

Over the last week we have been able to review, watch, and participate in many of the great learning opportunities with which our teachers/staff are engaging your children. This engagement may look different for each child and in each grade or subject matter. Our goal is to keep every child engaged in the learning process through creating, discovering, laughing, and some traditional learning. Most importantly, we do not want to overwhelm you or your child as we all adapt to this remote learning process. Keeping a routine can be very beneficial as we continue to learn together from home. Set aside time for your child to study but also time to get outside, exercise, relax, read a book for enjoyment,  or any other activities they may enjoy or find relaxing.  

We have recently been informed that the remote learning process will continue into May with the updated actions taken by our state, so to help ensure that families are prepared, on Monday, March 30th, the Sunapee Middle High School´s front entrance  will be open from 8am-11am for students/families who may want to sign out a Chromebook for home use. Teachers have been asked to leave any new learning materials that may be needed in the front entry ways of each school for parent pick-up. The entrance areas are open each day between 8am-7pm.

We have food boxes that can be delivered to your home that offer hot and cold breakfast and lunch to children/families who have qualified for free and reduced lunch. If you have questions or concerns about additional free and reduced options, please contact Cindy Lamontagne at clamontagne@sunapeeschools.org or Robert Fullerton at  rfullerton@sunapeeschools.org. If any family is struggling with food shortages, please contact Cindy or Robert so we can assist you as well. 

On the bottom of this letter I have attached a screen shot of an email we hear is being sent out in other communities. If you receive something like this, do not open it. Unfortunately, some people are looking for ways to hack into your home networks. Everyone should be watching your home networks, emails and children’s internet usage during this time to keep us all safe.

As we all work together with our new life expectations, please know that we are here to support you.  

If you would like to speak with the Sunapee School District Adjustment Counselor, please contact Cindy Lamontagne at 558-2774 ext 210 or email her at clamontagne@sunapeeschools.org. As we support our students/families educationally during this time, we also want to support our neighbors in the Sunapee Community. If your neighbors are in need, please let us know how we may be able to support each other. Be patient and kind; a smile can have a positive impact on all of us. 

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. 

Thanks,

Russ