March 26, 2020
Dear Ridgedale Families,
I want to personally thank you for all you are doing to facilitate your child’s learning during these very difficult times. Education is important, but emotional, physical, and social well-being is what will bring us through this unprecedented health crisis. There are many trying to work from home and be teacher for their child. Cooking, cleaning, and family care doesn’t have office hours – at the end of the “work” day and throughout the work-at-home day, those things still are waiting to be done. There are many without jobs right now because businesses have closed. There are many wondering how they will make it through the next month, adding the already mounting day-to-day stress. We don’t want to add to your plate and are doing our best to provide reasonable expectations and deadlines. We meet daily through virtual meeting rooms to discuss and reassess our plans. Please stay connected to your child’s teacher. Know that they understand your stress – they are experiencing many of the same things in their own homes.
Please do all you can to spend quality time with your family: enjoy meals together, play games, and connect with love ones outside of your home through social media, text, call, etc. Don’t socially distance yourself, physically distance yourself. Now more than ever we need the love and support of each other.
FYI – The lights are on in the new addition! It is great to know that in the face of adversity there is progress being made daily!
Ridgedale Elementary School
1550 Goshen Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
"Equitable Education for All Learners"