March 27, 2020 - Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: Earlier this week I wrote to thank you for your participation in our most recent Thoughtexchange and also provided you with main themes that emerged from the process. This week, we completed a Thoughtexchange with our staff members and found a number of similarities between both exchanges. Today, I am writing to you to provide an update about how we are evolving as a school system to make distance learning better for everyone. For the sake of brevity, my letter is organized around four important topics as follows: Click Learn More for complete letter.
With consideration for the public during the current health crisis, the Board of Education will virtually open the meeting to the general public and the public is invited to participate and comment through the district's virtual software platform. Click to learn more.
March 25, 2020 - Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: I am writing to share my appreciation for the feedback we received from parents through our most recent Thoughtexchange, which closed yesterday. Over 1,000 parents participated in this exchange and over 600 unique thoughts were shared. The administration reviewed your thoughts and we shared the main themes with teachers and school administrators. The thoughts will be used as guidance as we work toward planning for the coming weeks in combination with other guidance we receive, feedback from the staff, consideration of best practices for delivering online instruction, and consideration of other issues like health and wellness.
First, I would like to thank all members of our school community for the many ways you have supported this difficult transition to distance learning. I would also like to thank all of our employees for their unbelievable effort to maintain our educational programs while considering other non-educational needs and the feelings of our students who are struggling with this new normal. Lastly, I would like to thank the members of the Wayne Board of Education for their unwavering support. The strength of our school system is on full display and our strength will carry us through this global setback. As I wrote earlier this week, we are all on an unexpected journey together. One of our primary objectives is to make sure the distance learning model is working for all students. As a result, we are seeking your feedback so we can hear directly from you and better understand the challenges you and your children are facing.
K-Wrap Online Registration is now open through April 1, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. Parents will be notified about enrollment no later than May 15, 2020. Please Note: K-Wrap is NOT first-come, first served. We try to accommodate as many students as possible, however, space is limited. If demand exceeds availability, students will be selected on a lottery basis. Click Learn More for the registration page.