All WBR Schools will be closed March 16th - April 30th
Dear WBR Parents and Students,
First and foremost we hope that you and your family are all safe and well. Our prayer is that any of you impacted by the Coronavirus will recover quickly and completely. I also want to say a special thank you to our parish officials and healthcare workers for continuing to protect and support us during this time. Based on Governor Jon Bel Edwards’ most recent Stay at Home Order all WBR Schools will be closed through April 30, 2020. Please continue to take the precautions necessary to keep yourself and others healthy.
Second, we sure do miss you. We miss the excitement of having students on campus with all the energy and uniqueness they bring to our schools. But we are committed to making the best of our current situation and providing as much support as possible for every student.
We are extremely blessed to have passionate, committed, and talented teachers and staff in WBR to guide our students through this time. These folks are going above and beyond to deliver outstanding educational and social services even during their own personal challenges. Please take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by those teachers and school staff members.
Please encourage your children to spend time each day working on their academic skills and accessing the resources and activities provided. We recommend that students spend at least two hours a day reading, working problems, accessing online resources, and completing the activities provided by teachers. Doing this will go a long way in helping students progress academically in preparation for the 2020-20201 school year.
We will observe the previously scheduled Easter Break beginning Friday, April10th through Friday, April 17th, 2020. There will be no academic learning assignments for students during this time. We want our students, parents, teachers, and staff to take a well-deserved break. When we return from the Easter break on Monday, April 20, 2020 teachers will resume learning activities and making contact with students. We will continue on this path through May 21, 2020, if schools remain closed.
Finally we understand that everyone is anxious about grades and promotion. Teachers will be using student work prior to the March 13, 2020 school closure date to calculate and average grades. We also have options for all students to improve their grades, which may include work currently being done. An emphasis will be placed on high school credit courses since those impact transcripts and graduation. More detailed information about our grading plans and procedures can be found on our website, www.wbrschools.net, click on the COVID-19 Grading and Promotion Plan box. Our focus is to help students continue to develop skills and progress academically while schools are closed, our focus is Not to provide more work for students just to get a grade.
At this point a decision has not been made regarding Graduation other than it will not be on the originally scheduled date in May. We want to provide an in person Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020 if at all possible. We will make a decision and provide that information as we have it.
If you have any questions please reach out to your child’s teacher, a school administrator, or someone at our school board office. We want to help you navigate this COVID-19 Event.
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