Remote Learning Friday Update

Good Afternoon Pembroke Families & Staff

I hope this email continues to find you and your families well.  I wanted to send out a few quick updates as we wrap up our first week of remote learning.  First, thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we navigate the challenges with remote learning.  I know from a parent/caregiver perspective there is a lot of information coming your way and this should taper off as we find our groove with remote learning.

Just a reminder that parents and students should not be recording their virtual sessions with their teachers.  I know it is very cute when your son/daughter's kindergarten teacher is reading them a story and you want to share how special it is with your Facebook friends, but for privacy reasons, sessions are not to be taped by families.  Please refer to the remote learning disclaimer that was attached to last week's communications if you have additional questions around remote learning expectations.  

At their April 8th meeting, the Pembroke School Committee voted to adjust our School Year 19-20 calendar.  During the week of April 20th, previously scheduled as April vacation, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be remote learning days.  Our staff will be sharing three days of assignments for that week.  With this adjustment to our calendar, the last day of school in Pembroke will now be Tuesday, June 16th.  

I know there are still many unanswered questions around end of year events like spring sports, graduation, the prom, and Camp Bournedale. We will hopefully have a better idea of what the remainder of the school year will look like by the time the School Committee meets again on 4/21/20.  At that time we will discuss any additional adjustments needed to the calendar, as well as the plan for any spring/end of year events.

Our focus has been, and continues to be the mental health and well being of our students and staff.  Take time over these next weeks to spend time together as a family.  We look forward to the day we all return to school, but whether that day is in May or in August, please know that we miss all of our students. We, like you, are excited to return to some sense of normalcy.


Stay well,