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Important Message from Dr. Freytas, 3/29

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Greetings Riverside Brookfield Families and Students,
During this unprecedented time, it is ever so important to continue with one’s routine. Our routines offer stability during times of change or stress. That’s why, right now, during this stressful situation, we must continue our mission, our routine and stay connected with our school, teachers, friends, and family. Unprecedented only means “not yet conquered,” and together, we will conquer this crisis!
Students, we know this health crisis can’t be easy for you. It must be difficult to be missing friends, sports, clubs, and your teachers. You are missed too! That’s why our teachers are committed to being flexible in the quantity of lessons, assignments, and projects assigned. Our e-learning has taken your needs into consideration. That's why I have an ask of you, do the work your teachers spent countless hours creating. The e-learning plan was designed for you to improve your skills for success in college and careers at a reasonable pace.
Families, it’s tempting to call on your young adult for any reason, now that they are learning from home, online; however, remember that they are still in school, so please be mindful if they are live on Zoom, Google chat, or exchanging emails. We are in this together, so please I humbly ask for your support in creating the best learning environment possible for your young adult.
Monday, March 30, 2020, through Tuesday, April 7, 2020
*E-learning days
*All Activities and Athletics are canceled through April 7, 2020.
*Attendance through Google Forms and Active student participation is expected
In addition, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has provided some general guidance in regard to the grading/credit of student work during remote learning days. The only requirement from ISBE was that grading should do “no educational harm to any child." Otherwise, the state has provided for some “local control” on developing a district model for this grading. As the RB plan for grading during remote learning days is reevaluated by our leadership team, it will be communicated to all of our stakeholders.
In this time of uncertainty, please know that we will communicate new information with students and families as we receive it. We are committed to the safety, wellbeing, and academic growth of our students, even in the most trying times. Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of help or support to you, during our time of remote learning.
Starting on Monday, March 30th, let’s connect with one another and bond during RB Virtual Spirit Week. All stakeholders are encouraged to participate. Go Bulldogs!
With high hopes for overcoming this crisis together,
Dr. Freytas
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