Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Back to School Tidbits

Happy August!!!  It is almost time for new 2020-21 school year to start.  The La Vida office is now open Monday through Thursday from 9-3:30, and Friday from 9-12 Noon.

Questions are best answered via phone and email with visits to the campus by scheduled appointment.

We are limiting public access until the health orders are lifted.  Facial coverings are required while on campus.

The New School Year:  The first day of school is August 31.  Watch for a colorful postcard with the details of Orientation and Curriculum Pick Up. The postcard should arrive in the mail around August 12. Around the same time, returning families will receive Enrollment Update forms, which must be returned completed at Curriculum Pick Up in order to receive curriculum

Your Educational Coordinator, EC, will be reaching out to you to set your first meeting and design your program for your Master Agreement.  They will be calling between August 19 and 21st.

Onsite Program-  La Vida is following Willits Unified's lead and will not be having onsite classes for September and October at least.  When it is safe, we will resume the onsite program.  The Governor said this week that the sheltering in place would probably still be in force through the winter holidays.

Teachers will have regular weekly virtual communication with parents and students. In person EC meetings are permitted under the current health orders.  There will also be weekly virtual Parent Institutes for all Elementary grades in both home and onsite programs. Topics include: tips about homeschooling, using the curriculum, teaching math and Waldorf methods to name a few.  There will be a weekly zoom math class for Kindergarten through Algebra. And there will be some specialty classes in drama for the Elementary and a History with Study Skills for High School and more. 

Attendance for many will be required.  For those who struggle with technology limitations, the school wants to help and will be reaching out on how to do that.

Watch for info on a new communication system, Parent Square, which is designed to make school to home and home to school communication easier and smoother.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Zoom Orientation and Curriculum Pick Up! 

Imagining a world of Peace and Freedom.


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