Dear Buckeye Woods Families,
Welcome back! Our 2020-2021 academic school year, the COVID-19 saga, continues to be unlike any other we have experienced in our educational history. Be assured that our staff continues to work to develop a solid plan for our families’ Remote 2.0 educational experience. We have also prepared safety and instructional plans that will allow us to transition to a Blended or Face to Face instructional format.
I look forward to the beginning of each school year and the excitement that it promises to provide me as an administrator. This year will no doubt be a little more unpredictable for me than past years. My goal is to continue the traditions that are important to us as Buckeye Woods Bobcats, although the format may be different! Plans are in place for a “Virtual” Open House for grades 1-4. Your child’s teacher will send you a link after August 24 when our class lists are finalized. Kindergarten parents should have received a welcome email regarding their “Face to Face” Open House information on August 14. We will continue to provide our P.A.W.S. (Positive Mindset, Accept Responsibility, Wise Choices, Show Kindness) character education program emphasizing “EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY WHEN EVERYONE PRACTICES 100% KINDNESS WITH THEIR ACTIONS AND THEIR WORDS.”
To assist you in planning for your child’s educational day in Remote 2.0, the Buckeye Woods staff will establish set blocks of time for reading, math, unified arts, etc instruction each day. Grade levels will work within these blocks to schedule their instruction. Families will receive this schedule prior to the beginning of instruction on August 27.
I remain hopeful that we can safely return to school soon. I have enjoyed watching our staff learn new ways to help engage students in online learning. Using Google Meets has allowed all of us to become more proficient at building virtual relationships. The skills we continue to develop will help us be successful regardless of our learning environment.
I want to express my sincerest appreciation for your patience, flexibility, and support as we welcome back our students and launch a new academic year via remote instruction. Please feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way as you prepare for the upcoming school year.
Jenniffer Kauffeld, Principal