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May Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians - 

As we begin week six of remote learning, I continue to be amazed at the level of commitment and dedication I observe with teachers and staff members as they strive to provide the best possible education to our students. 

The transition to remote learning has not been without bumps in the road, but the Coyote Ridge staff has worked hard to create learning boards in alignment with grade level standards and units of study to finish out the school year. Staff have also looked to one another for support whether it be guidance on how to apply new technology, or strategies to hold small group sessions with students. Everyone continues to push forward to improve their skills as educators. 

Our support staff has also helped out in a variety of ways from reading stories, to working with students on sight word vocabulary, to conducting small group lessons, to taking part in classroom meetings. When asked, they have delivered with a growth mindset mentality. 

Parents and members of our school community have been overwhelmingly supportive. They have had patience and grace as we moved from in-person to remote learning, and have worked with their children to assure assignments are completed and done on time. I know many parents have also had a renewed appreciation for the art of teaching and learning. Being a teacher is a gift and a craft that takes time to develop and years to master. At Coyote Ridge, we are fortunate to have some of the best teachers out there. 

Covid 19 has challenged all of us. The pandemic has presented and continues to present unique situations that require flexibility and understanding. While we do not know what the future holds for education in the fall, we do know that we are in this together and that we are fortunate to be part of a cohesive school community that is focused on doing what is best for our kids. 

Wishing you and your family all the best 

Dr. Mike