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    August 21st Family Letter from Principal Smith
    Posted on 08/21/2020
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    Dear Wedgwood Families,

    I hope this email finds you well and that you have been safely able to enjoy some summer adventures. We are looking forward to "seeing” your student(s) and catching up in a couple short weeks. A special welcome to our new families joining our Wedgwood community. We are glad you are with us for your child’s elementary school journey!

    Thank you to all our families who were able to attend our first virtual Family Engagement session this past Tuesday evening. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces! I truly hope that you had some of your questions answered and that you have a better understanding of the work that has been happening over the summer to ensure that your children have a strong start to the year. Unfortunately, we experienced technical difficulties during the session, and we are unable to share a link to the recorded session. Please continue to reach out to me directly if you have questions.

    While we don't have all the answers currently, I want to you assure you that our Administrative team at Wedgwood, along with staff, have been busy planning for the year ahead and remote learning. We learned a lot last Spring, have been reviewing submissions from our family surveys, and will be growing in our delivery and practices this Fall. Our staff has been hard at work this summer taking Professional Development courses. Building Leadership Team and Teacher Leaders are planning Professional Development for our back-to-school teacher training days to ensure we provide the best experience for our students and their families.

    As Wedgwood staff return next week, we will be training on the following areas:

    • Best practices for remote instruction
    • Building relationships and engagement in the remote setting
    • Consistent procedures and protocols (think online platforms!) for remote learning
    • All with racial equity as the through line

    The Wedgwood PTA is busy working on plans for the school year! If you would like to receive email communications from the PTA, please use this link (https://www.wedgwoodpta.org/opt-in­) to opt into the mailing list.

    Warmest Regards,

    Christy Smith, Principal
    Wedgwood Elementary