Dear iLEAD Families,
We are so excited about the upcoming school year!
We have had a busy summer with our Reading Camp on site, adding new learners, and organizing all of our learning spaces for the fall. We have spent the beginning of the month as a staff collaborating, team building, and planning for another successful school year!
This year, the leadership team will be continuing our focus on improving communication, attendance, and accountability. We are striving to be sure that we are meeting and exceeding the goals set forth in our charter and for each of your learners.
To ensure you are all receiving timely and essential communication, please be sure you read the updates in the weekly Monday Message. The Monday Message is the best place to read about schoolwide events, projects, upcoming opportunities, and so much more, as well as weekly communication from your learners and facilitators. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us should you have any concerns or questions.
One of the biggest areas of concern for our school this year is attendance. It impacts both learning and funding. When learners are absent, they miss valuable instruction with their facilitators and project collaboration time with their peers. Please remember that we are a project-based learning school and much of your child’s work is part of a collaborative project with their teammates. If one person is not present, it affects the entire group. We have also observed that those learners who are present regularly form stronger bonds and relationships with not only their peers but with their facilitators, as well.
Our leadership team is committed to supporting our staff, learners, and families to be the best we possibly can. We appreciate the feedback and welcome the input. To that end, please join our iSUPPORT and let your voice be heard. If you are interested in becoming part of this group, please contact me directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a lot ahead of us and we cannot wait to get started! If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to us. We will see you all at Meet the Facilitators Night on Monday, Aug. 19th!
Director of School