Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. I am so ready to come back to school again, and I am looking forward to seeing all of you. It has certainly been a long summer break!!! I am excited that we are starting school in person, and praying that we can continue the whole school year in this way. If it does become necessary to do distance learning, the school will be using Google Classroom for virtual learning. There will be more information explaining Google Classroom coming soon.
Of course, it will be different in that, we will have to do temperature checks, practice social distancing as much as possible, lots of handwashing and hand sanitizer, and each student will be provided with a water bottle to use instead of the water fountains. At this point, face masks for students are at the discretion of parents/guardians. All Bray-Doyle teachers, as well as every employee of the school, will be wearing face masks, shields, or both.
Middle School students will be given their schedules and locker numbers on the first day of school. Please do not worry about the first day, because all your teachers will be with you to guide you through this process. Also, any students who did not pick up their belongings and report card at school during the designated times, will be taking these things home with them on the first day.
Students who have been in any of my classes have heard, “practice makes progress” more than once. This new “normal” school year will become easier the more we practice and become familiar with these new procedures. If we all work together, we can help to make this school year the best one possible. Remember we are DONKEY STRONG!!!
This unprecedented school year will begin my 31st year of teaching and my 27th year at Bray-Doyle. I will be teaching 6th and 7th grade Language Arts as well as 7th grade and 6-1 Reading classes. 6-2 students will have Mrs. Wilson for Reading. Again, no worries, you will know on Day 1 if you are in 6-1;6-2 or 7-1;7-2.
Parents, I feel it is essential to keep the lines of communication opened at all times. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions. My Planning Time is 12:05-12:50 each day, and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, I am excited to get this school year started. Let’s work together to make it the best one ever inspite of the changes and challenges.