Dear Acacia Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. The first day of distance learning school is around the corner on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and although we don’t get to physically see children’s smiles and first day excitement jitters, we know this year will be memorable. I want to welcome new staff to Acacia:
Mrs. Heather Marshall - RSP (resource specialist program) teacher
Ms. Brooke Kerr - Mental Health Associate
Mrs. JoAnn Carlson - Health Clerk
I look forward to getting to know all of our new pandas, especially our kindergarteners. For our returning students and families, I’m so grateful that together we weathered the emergency learning at the end of last year and I am confident that with your support we will continue to rise as a collective community. As educators we are tasked to rethink, reimagine and revise what teaching and learning looks like for students and educators alike. With that in mind, please note that for the first two weeks of school, our focus will be to build relationships, get to know our students, foster their social emotional learning, review policies and procedures as critical steps in laying down the foundation for a successful year. Our teachers will need time to assess academic needs in order to provide targeted interventions in the weeks to follow. The breakdown of daily class schedules will be provided to you by your child’s teacher and available on our website. The daily class schedule is a combination of synchronous and supervised asynchronous instructional minutes designated by grade levels. Refer to your teacher's schedules for that specific information.
As always we value your support and recognize we have reached excellence at Acacia as a result of our strength in community partnerships and our positive relationships.
Dr. Elizabeth Leon