We just got this amazing email from an SJSH’s. She knew we were having a staff meeting today and she wanted me to share it with you.
Here it is:
“I feel so fortunate right now to be a part of the SJSH family. When I see what’s happening with the Public and Private boards it seems like such a privilege to have access to this community. I can’t imagine how stressful this is for the teachers especially, trying to suddenly juggle home offices, childcare, internet usage and other constraints while keeping all these lessons going. Your teachers have maintained such a level of professionalism and care, and I think that the kids secretly love to see their cats and dogs in the background. It’s ok – I think these human experiences are bringing students and teachers together as a community. The students can see how hard the teachers are working and they are in turn working hard.
I can’t believe that I came downstairs this morning at 8am and my daughter was already sitting at her desk in the basement, looking through Edmodo and getting ready to log into her first period Zoom class. I have never seen this kind of discipline and work effort from her before, usually it was a huge argument to even get her out of bed to do anything. This seems like a new kid – I have to literally shut her computer down at night to make her stop working on school work.
I am amazed that she has a full schedule of due dates – just like when classes were in session at Scholars’. It seems that the curriculum didn’t miss a beat even though the school building was closed. Thanks everyone for your creative solutions to difficult problems, and for caring so much for our kids. I never imagined that this would work so well for our family.”