March 24, 2020
Good Morning Read Write Spell Family;
Yesterday Governor Roy Cooper made the announcement that in-school learning will be suspended until May 15th at the earliest. As tough as this news is, we also know that it’s absolutely necessary to keep you healthy. During this time, we ask that you follow the guidelines given by Governor Cooper, NCDHHS, and the CDC. Wash your hands thoroughly and often, avoid large groups, keep 6 feet away from others, and avoid leaving your house for anything but essential errands like grocery shopping and/or medication pick up. Many stores even offer pick-up and delivery options which allow you to place your order online and avoid public spaces altogether. We will continue to update you as soon as new information becomes available, so please keep checking your emails.
We don’t have a clear idea of what this timeline will look like for our tutors and site-coordinators yet; and May seems like an eon to wait. We can’t say what the other side of this will look like, but we ask that you continue to be patient with us and the schools. As more comes to light and circumstances continue to change, there will be a lot of details to untangle within the district and the state levels; and while it is our sincere hope that you will be able to, don’t expect to go directly back to tutoring on May 15th.
We know you miss your tutees. Please know that we miss YOU, too. The Read Write Spell staff and I have been working on ideas to help you stay connected and engaged with your students as we weather through this. We know that you are all incredibly gifted tutors with innovative ideas to connect with your students – and we want you to connect as often as possible during this uncertain time. For inspiration, April’s Tutor’s Digest E-Newsletter will have ideas for how to connect with your students and each other, as well as resources to share; we hope these will be useful to you.
We’ll get through this together, until then, keep your chins up and your hearts hopeful. If you need anything at all, at any time, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.
Love and peace to you all,
Read Write Spell