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QUICK NOTE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Greetings Patrons of the Edmore School District

Greetings Parents/Guardians:

 

            It has been a few months since my last correspondence, but our school and our nation has changed significantly during this time.  On March 13th of this year our school board, administration, and staff were given the task of developing a method delivering K12 education from school to home. While the majority of school districts throughout the State chose to provide learning packets to be sent home to students to complete with teachers checking in with the students via Zoom platform, the Edmore school board, administration, and staff chose a different path.

            Staff strongly believed that contact throughout each day with students was necessary to continue to build relationships and provide quality instruction to our students.  Staff chose to utilize the Zoom platform, but met with students each hour to continue the routine students were accustomed to.  During the first week there was a learning curve and we heard of some complaints, but by the beginning of April students, staff, and parents were accustomed to and began to appreciate the continuity provided by the format that was in place.

            As the school year continued the Edmore students continued to thrive even though they were not physically in the building. I will be the first to admit that we had to reduce the educational rigor using the Zoom platform, but I firmly believe it was a more productive delivery model compared to the “Packet Model”.

            Today is the final day of school for the 2019-2020 school year. I believe our students and parents have a new appreciation for face to face instruction and public education.  Although our traditional model of education is not perfect we all came to realize in-person instruction was appreciated and personal relationships are a crucial part of the educational experience.

            In closing, I would like to thank the school board, staff, parents, and Edmore patrons for supporting the Edmore School during this COVID-19 pandemic. We all hope that in August of 2020 we will be able to resume regular face to face instruction in our building.

            Stay safe and enjoy the summer months.

 

Professionally,

 

Frank Schill, Superintendent

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