Community Conversation Notes

We had 21 families at our first ever PTO Zoom event! During the meeting we spent most of the time discussing questions and concerns related to the school reopening possibilities. Many of the questions were submitted in advance and other came up during the meeting. Click here for a link the questions and responses. In addition here is a table comparing virtual learning in the spring to the plans for virtual learning in the fall. This description of virtual learning for the fall would apply to those who choose virtual learning if the School Board votes to open with the Hybrid model as well as to virtual learning if they vote to open with all students learning from home to start the year. This decision will be made at tomorrow’s School Board meeting.

During the last part of the meeting parents shared ideas and activities for summer activities and discussed concerns and possible solutions to childcare if children are learning at home in the coming school year.

Community Conversation

Dear Red Hill Families,

As you consider the options presented on the Return to School Intent Form sent to families on Monday, I would like to invite you to join us in a community conversation. The PTO and I will co-host a meeting next Tuesday, July 28th, 6-7 PM via Zoom. Whether you have made a decision or not, the goal of this meeting is to hear from each other, share information and ideas, and ask questions. I have heard from many of you over the past several weeks. Topics have included challenges with virtual learning as well as positive experiences with virtual instruction and programs. I have heard from both ends of the spectrum (along with everywhere in between) on in-person learning. I have appreciated knowing what’s on your mind as well as your experiences. Your feedback and questions have been shared as input at the division level and used to inform the planning work here at Red Hill.

Whether you would like to share your experiences and perspective or listen in, I hope you join us on Tuesday. Please complete this quick RSVP and questionnaire by Friday if you think you might attend.

I also encourage you to attend one of the School Board Town Hall meetings and refer to the Return to School website for the most current information.

Call the school at 293-5332 between 8 AM and 4 PM or email me with any questions.

Take care,
Nancy McCullen
Red Hill Elementary