March 31, 2020 | Sam Choi
Social distancing is the phrase of the year as many of us hunker down at home, limiting our interaction with the outside world. However, social distancing is not quite correct because socially we should be connecting even more during this time while we are physically distancing ourselves. For schooling, applications like Zoom and Google Meet have been indispensable in helping us keep connected with our students.
However, we are far from being where we want to be in terms of distance learning but we are getting there. We are figuring out ways to make sure students are getting the content as well as the social connections with their peers and their teachers. In that regard, we are scheduling more face to face time and more opportunities to talk to each other whether as a whole group or in small groups. Dr. Smith is also trying to figure out how to worship together as that is such a huge component of our community as well as trying to connect us all together for school celebrations. Finally, I want to say thank you, to you, the parent community, for your willingness and support during this time.
Totally out of context but you know the quote “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? Well, this seems to fit with what is happening now. Never have I heard so many students say “I miss school” or “I wish we were back at school” then this past week.