Virtual Reopening Guide
I hope this message finds you safe and healthy, and somewhat refreshed from a bit of a brain break this summer. As we plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that:
every student, every day is finding a way to feel connected
every student, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences,
and every student, every day knows they have a champion they can turn to.
Spring of 2020 has challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways, and required our champions to champion from afar. What I have most learned through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to Sci High, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow and overall, appreciation for the little things in life - giving students a high five, a hug or being able to laugh out loud with many people around. What I MOST appreciate about Sci High is how even under circumstances we have never experienced, we are still a learning and caring community.
Normal is such a simple word and it is our goal at Sci High to not only find our new normal, but to use this time as a learning experience that will forever impact the learning environment of Sci High. Our fall may not be “normal,” but our learning will not only continue, but it will thrive. We are committed to maintaining high standards and staying true to our mission. And I am confident that we've got the right people on the bus to move with us into the direction that our new normal has pointed us to.
We will continue to provide a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), in a supportive environment of learning and respect while customizing our programming to fit the ever changing needs of our students. As a STEM school, we are shifting to a high tech model of teaching and learning, and in the process, are better preparing our students for the technical world in which we now live.
This school year will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. But we will be focusing on rising above our challenges and using them to propel us toward becoming the model for how innovation meets determination!
We've got this y'all! Let's go!
Dr. Monique G. Cola
Head of School