Hemlock students, like many others, have learned to adapt to our “new normal.” Our huskies are learning more than academics this year, and our teachers are adjusting their skills in many different ways.
After this week’s order from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, which requires all grades, including K-4, to be wearing masks all day, our youngest huskies are adapting well. Our face-to-face students remain at slightly 90%+/-. Students are learning more technology, and about ways to make sure they keep their families and friends safe. They are practicing proper handwashing, social distancing in the hallways, and following the “direction” signs marked in our hallways.
Teachers are knee-deep in our Seesaw Program and Google Classroom that facilitates our virtual learning. Teachers are providing instructional feedback to parents for all our students, both at home and virtual.
Our food service, transportation department, and custodial staff have adjusted to the new path tremendously well. New guidelines and challenges have been a struggle, but we are Huskie Strong!
“In times like these, we need to pause and hug our children, be patient, be thankful, and be kind,” shared Principal Gensch. “Small gestures of gratitude and understanding go far.”
We know we couldn’t do this without the support of our parents and community. We couldn’t do this without all of “our team” working together.