Week two of distance learning gave all of us an opportunity to take lessons from week one combined with feedback from colleagues, students and family members, to ensure teaching and learning is maintained. As important as the lessons may be, the overwhelmingly positive attitudes and encouragement community members have shared with each other have been inspirational. I am sure the positive feedback is the result of the great work teachers, the tech team, the communications team and support staff are doing. There are behind-the-scenes stories that bring tears to my eyes both with joy - and some with other emotions.
The Learning Center (TLC) is here to help you navigate your child's distance learning needs. We offer online resources for parents and students to assist with distance learning such as supporting your children with Executive Function Skills (organization, task initiation, planning, etc.) Please fill out this Google Survey to tell us what you are finding most challenging.
by: Courtney Ellis & Kate Fierce, Shorecrest Counselors
Our daily lives have changed in ways that might have been unimaginable even a week ago. We are all feeling a wide range of emotions as a result of the changes in our lives due to COVID-19: anxiety, sadness, anger, loss, loneliness, frustration, maybe even irritation. These emotions are, of course, very normal human reactions to such an extraordinary circumstance. Furthermore, we know that children can be very influenced by the emotional states of the adults who are caring for them. With that in mind, we can help both ourselves and our children by identifying ways to manage our stress and build resiliency during these trying times.
by: Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
Since joining the Shorecrest community in 1994, Tracie Belt has held teaching positions in both the Lower and Middle Schools. Now the Director of The Learning Center at Shorecrest, Tracie leads the school’s efforts to provide support to students, parents, and teachers to optimize learning and student achievement. We asked Tracie to tell us a little about herself and her time thus far at Shorecrest.