Thank you to everyone who participated generously in our Lenten Initiatives both face-to-face and online. Your solidarity and financial support was appreciated by the members of our community with personal connections to our causes and to the organizations we supported.
We hope that you had time to gather in prayer in your household during Holy Week. Our OLP staff participated in a virtual liturgy together on Holy Thursday, and we will be keeping you and your families in our prayers over the weekend.
We hope that you have a joyful, blessed, and safe Easter weekend at home with your families!
Update on Teacher-led Distance Learning
Thank you for your support this week as our staff worked with you to start our teacher-led distance learning. Our goal this week was to welcome everyone into the virtual classroom and re-establish the connection between our teachers and students. Your patience and willingness to work with us through some technical challenges made a huge difference, and we hope your children enjoyed beginning to connect with their educators and classmates online. As with anything new, we know it will take some time before we fully adjust to this way of teaching and learning, but, as we all become more comfortable, it will get easier. We are in this together, and we will all keep doing the best we can to meet the needs of our students.
The board has added some additional tips and supports for parents on our school website. You can access them from the red Learn at Home tab on the top left corner of the site.
Please remember that the online learning environments are intended for communication between students and educators. If you have questions, you can contact your child’s teachers through the apps they were using throughout the course of the year or through their board email accounts which have been posted on the Contact>>Staff Directory page on our school website.
Supports for Families
During these challenging times, you and your family may need additional supports. The board has published a list of both physical and mental health supports on its website here.