All though there is not a lot to report right now, I wanted to check in and make sure the families of Gardiner Schools are all doing well and have the most up to date information there is.
The Office of Public Instruction is giving advice as it pertains to graduation, and in that advice they are suggesting that even if schools "open", that social distancing will still apply. With that in mind, they suggest schools be prepared to finish this year via distance learning.
As far as the Governor and his two week closures, stay tuned for an announcement early next week on an extension. That extension would in all likelihood take us through May 8th.
Anna and Nicole are expanding the reach of the breakfast/lunch program by adding a drop off at East River Rd. Please reach out to Anna if you would like added to the list. There is no charge, and the school has obtained a grant, and is looking for another grant to fully cover the cost of these meals. Please consider participating.
By all accounts, Gardiner Teachers and Students are excelling via the distance platform. Our attendance and participation far out distances the report many other districts are reporting. With that in mind, this is new to all of us. Please, reach out to teachers with comments in regards to the workload and expectations. Gardiner Schools will be very flexible in providing the education each student needs.