Dear RMS Community,
Happy Homework Free 3-Day Weekend! Monday is a staff development day - no school for students. Students can use the day to get used to DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - Remember to set clocks forward on Sunday morning.
The 8th grade projects presented this week (see picture) proved prescient as we have worked through the events of the past week. We have all practiced what it means to be human.
Humans are adaptable. We continue to gather and evaluate new information on an almost hourly basis in regards to the evolving COVID-19 situation. We will continue to change and adapt plans for our students as events unfold.
Humans are cooperative. The combination of human resources brought to bear in this trying time has been remarkable. I have been in meetings this week with administrators, health professionals, public health officials, teachers, students, parents, concerned community members - all dedicated to providing a calm and focused response that will offer support and protection for the community as a whole.
Humans are caring. We have seen numerous examples of our community coming together (calmly) to provide resources and take care of each other. From teachers, students, and staff uniting to clean touched surfaces to all members of RMS taking extra time to check in with each other regarding health issues.
This situation is unprecedented in most of our experiences, and we will continue to face the changes as we have so far. Know that we hold the safety and well being of our students, school, and community in the highest regard, and evaluate every decision through that lens. We will continue to follow the directives and suggestions of public health officials, and make plans for all contingencies.
A sincere thank you to the RMS community for your caring and measured response. We will keep you informed as events shift, but for now, enjoy the homework free weekend, play outside in the extra daylight, enjoy time with your student, eat good food, and get plenty of sleep - all things that renew us and keep us healthy.
As always, we welcome any comments, questions, or concerns.