April 20, 2020
Dear R-B Parents and Students,
We hope you and your families are well and healthy. As you know, on Friday, April 17, Governor Pritzker cancelled school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Although this is disappointing news for us all, our educational efforts will continue through Remote Learning until the end of this school year.
We know that Remote Learning is new and has challenges, but it is vitally important to stay engaged in all lessons, assignments and video conferencing. The materials that you are currently covering and mastering are essential to be successful in classes next year and years beyond high school. Continue to complete and turn in your assignments for the remainder of the year.
The school is developing plans to address a number of questions. The school will provide answers to all of these questions (and mostly likely more questions) by the end of the week. These are:
How will grades be handled for this school year?
How do students return their books?
How will students get materials out of their lockers?
How will students who received awards and scholarships be recognized? What will Senior Night look like?
What will the end of the school year look like?
When and how will students take the AP exam?
When will juniors take the SAT?
When will we have Prom?
When is graduation and what will it look like?
When can I pick up my cap and gown?
Can I get a refund for the cap, gown and graduation announcement?
How will students get summer readings?
How will behind the wheel hours be handled?.
Does registration change for next school year?
When will I get my schedule for next year?
What will happen with summer school?
When can I pick up my students' medication?
What happens if my student is sick and unable to do the class assignments?
Please email me any additional questions at email@example.com.
Finally, Remote Learning will not take place on Friday, May 1, 8 or 15. These days will be used by teachers to adapt current lessons and assignments to an online platform. Please use the time to relax or, if need be, get caught up on assignments.
Look for an email later this week with answers to these questions. Until then, stay safe and engaged.
Patrick Enright, Ed.D.