I want to acknowledge that this week has been hard for families in many ways. We’ve come back from “spring break,” started remote learning, and are trying, at least in my household, to find a sense of normalcy and routine. Our community is feeling the human impact of isolation, of illness and death across the country, of work and homelife colliding. There is much uncertainty in our world right now. Amid it all, I hope you can find strength in our community. We are in this together and here to support one another. I daily seek to find beauty in the small things: sunshine in Toledo, an extra hug during the day from my child, family lunches, and board games, to name a few.
I’d like to send an enormous thank you to our teachers for their incredible work this week sending our Maumee Valley education into homes. Equal kudos go out to parents who have supported their children’s learning plans. I’ve heard the following from parents:
“From what I’ve seen this week, I think MV could teach kids no matter where they are in the world!”
“My children were engaged, enthusiastic, and truly involved, for the entire day. I had no expectations as to how the day would go and was honestly a little bit apprehensive…. I was amazed by MVCDS already and was not really sure how much more grateful I could be ... until today. Onwards everyone! We got this!”
Our teachers are quickly learning what works well and what might need amended moving forward. At the end of next week, we will gather feedback from you all to determine changes that might need to be made. In the meantime, if you would like to share how your family is managing remote learning, we invite you to share directly with your child’s division head.
Thank you for your partnership during this separation. We are #MVStrong!
Lynn D. Casto
Head of School