On Friday, April 24, Governor Cooper announced that due to the ongoing concerns pertaining to COVID-19 remote learning would continue for the remainder of the school year. Social distancing appears to be working, but not to the extent we are able to resume in person classes. High Point Friends School and many of the other independent schools around the country have already begun the process of working on guidelines for reopening our school buildings in the fall as this will require new cleaning guidelines and procedures to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff. In the meantime, we are making preparations for our end of year 8th grade celebration, classroom celebrations along with a possible community appreciation which may all look different this year. More information will be forthcoming in the weeks to come.
This past Saturday I stopped by the school to work on several projects and I found myself wandering the hallways and looking into classes. I was also in the gym reflecting on the various community gatherings we have had this year and I decided that I wanted to share a story with our students about BEARS. In Native American folklore, bears represent strength, courage and good luck. In our new reality we could all use more strength, courage and good fortune! Please click on the below video message and share it with your student.
Be sure to follow our Facebook Page as we have designed a special countdown to the end of the school year. Thanks again for your patience and understanding as we navigate our new reality!
The fourth graders are creating their own learning environments for studying! On a recent "Home Fort Building Day," the students completed their assignments from inside their fortresses. Later in the day, we Zoom chatted about what building materials worked best, the optimum location for a fort, and the intruders who invaded!