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Head of School Weekly Email: Student and Parent Surveys, Reopening Handbook, Digital Learning Deadline

Dear TA Families and Students,Today marks the end of week 4 of the new school year. I want to pause at this important milestone and take a moment to give an enormous public THANKS to our incredible TA staff, who are working incredibly hard to make this school year possible!
As we transition into October, I have some requests to make of you this weekend:

1. Please take a stakeholder survey on your ‘month 1’ experience. We really appreciate your feedback and input. Survey deadline: Tuesday, October 6. [Links to the parent and student surveys were included in the original email, sent out at 5pm on October 2.]

2. Please review the Fall Reopening Handbook, recently revised as of October 1. The handbook was originally issued in August as a way to prepare for the new year and help families make decisions about their schooling experience. The document continues to be a useful reference as we go through the fall semester, providing guidance on a wide range of topics such as attendance, health and safety issues, and the academic schedule.

3. Every student is required to submit a responsible use agreement form as part of our digital learning requirements. The extended deadline was October 1; however, we are still missing the forms from a number of students. If your family has not yet completed this requirement, we urge you to do it this weekend. Takes 15 minutes max. Let’s get to 100% participation by Monday! Link here to the new digital learning resources page for families and the responsible use agreement.

I realize there is a bit of weekend homework here for everyone – students and parents alike. We really need your participation and engagement to do our best work. Thank you, in advance, for making time to connect and collaborate with us!

Carrie Brennan, Head of School




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