COVID-19 E-mails
What kids want to know about COVID-19
SENT March 11, 2020
Dear Parents – We continue to appreciate your trust in us, particularly as we are all in the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 Virus. Continuing our communications with you as circumstances evolve, I wanted to let you know that we will be using Monday as a staff work day to ensure that we have maximized our ability to provide the best possible virtual learning experiences, if they become required, for the children. 
To put it in a child’s terms, a student asked me yesterday about that possibility: “Would it be as fun at the Speech School?” My response: “We are trying our best for it to be the Speech School.” For that purpose, we have determined that Monday will be important to meet that standard. I apologize for the inconvenience that this schedule change imposes on you. We look forward to being with your children “live” tomorrow and then again on Tuesday.
As always, please do not hesitate to call me (404 245 0327) if you have any questions or concerns. For context, here is the email that I sent all staff notifying them 
today of this change.

Everyone - The impact of your work and modeling of resilience in every moment is obvious in watching our children go about their days and their own work, joy and play here. I cannot tell you how much I admire your efforts for this period not to be defined by the COVID-19 Virus but instead by how you and our children have responded to it.
Of course, part of that response involves being prepared to provide the best possible virtual learning experience, both individually and collectively, for each of our children. I am grateful for all the work and resources that have been invested in advance of this circumstance and over the past weeks in order to meet this responsibility. We will be taking Monday to complete this process and will notify parents this afternoon that we will not be in session that day. 
Please don’t hesitate to let Sondra or me know if you have any questions or concerns.