Notes from the Principal's Desk. .
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We want to thank you for the overwhelming patience and support you have provided the district as we have worked to navigate our current reality and the implementation of our Continuous Learning Plan. We are proud of our staff for the hours they have dedicated to creating high quality content at every age level. We’re proud of our families and communities for putting such a great emphasis on education, even if it looks different than the traditional classroom. I’m proud of our students for the resilience they are showing during this difficult time.
The first week of Continuous Learning has been a great success. Students are keeping engaged in learning, while staying safe with their families. We look forward to launching new content each Monday morning for the next seven weeks. Packet learning has also been a great success. These packets, with new content, will continue to be available each week to print from the website or to pick up at the food distribution sites, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Central, Fairview, Havencroft, Indian Creek, Northview, Ridgeview, Rolling Ridge, Washington and Westview elementary schools. Read more about food distribution here: https://bit.ly/2WuPcih.
It’s important to note that at this time, no additional assignments on top of what is available on the Continuous Learning website and in packets will be given to students in grade PK-8. The exception would be specific situations at the high school level. Based on feedback we receive, we will work to enhance each week’s materials to make sure we are continuously striving to meet the needs of all of our students. With this in mind, we will have challenge boards, with additional learning opportunities for students PK-8 beginning on April 13.
As a reminder for those of you with students in grades PK-8, please feel free to reach out to your student’s teachers for feedback while remembering the feedback will not impact grades. For our students in high school, please continue to work with teachers and school staff related to contracts, Advanced Placement, College Now, and Quickstep.
Thank you for being a partner with the Olathe Public Schools. We look forward to sharing new content on Monday at www.olatheschools.org/ContinuousLearning.
Dr. Brent Yeager, Assistant Superintendent for Learning Services
Dr. Brent Yeager
Assistant Superintendent for Learning Services
Olathe Public Schools