08.22.2020

Message from the Director

Dear iLEAD Families,

We are so excited about the upcoming school year!

We had a busy summer planning for distance learning, adding new learners, building schedules, and organizing all of our virtual 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 school-wide events, projects, upcoming opportunities, and so much more, as well as weekly communication from your facilitators. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us should you have any concerns or questions.

Our focus this year, as a school, is building connections and academic achievement during distance learning. Attendance is vitally important. Please be sure your learners log in during morning meetings each day, even on their  “B” day. Attendance 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 Town Hall meeting and let your voice be heard. We will host two meetings on Monday, August 24: 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Zoom links will be emailed directly to parents Monday at 8:30 AM. This is a time for positive conversations that are solution-driven and collaborative. I look forward to meeting you all!

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 the Town Hall Meeting Monday, August 24, at 9:00 AM or 5:00 PM. 

Thank you, 

Nykole Kent
School Director

iLEAD Lancaster

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