March 23, 2020 letter to parents

Letter to Parents

03-23-20
Hello Prine Families,
Words cannot express how concerned I am for everyone in the Prine Family. This is an unprecedented
event. Please take care of your family. I am sure most of you already know that the Governor declared
no school for students until April 15th. Of course, we need to be prepared for this to be extended.
This coming week, your teacher will be reaching out to you with an instructional plan for your child to
begin on Monday, March 30th. Please set aside time daily to work on the assigned activities. These
instructional lessons and assignments are created to maintain the momentum for this school year. Your
teachers are here to help and assist you and your child. Please communicate either through Dojo,
Schoology, phone, or email with any questions or concerns.
The school district has a plan for distributing devices and internet capability as needed. Your teacher
will be reaching out to you this week to make sure your child has everything they need to participate in
the eLearning through Schoology. If you do not have access to a device or internet, please let them
know. They will also be ensuring you are able to access our SDMC Single Sign On site along with
our Schoology application and other instructional applications.
If any of the assignments are causing stress in the household or if you are wanting additional
resources, please let your teacher know. They will help you to make the work manageable. Also,
please be sure to allow your child time to play and have downtime. PE and recess should absolutely be
a part of their daily schedule.
The school will be closed to students until April 15th. However, the phone lines will be monitored and
email checked every workday starting Monday, March 23. Your teachers are your main point of
contact but our front office lines will be open, as well. We will continue to support you and your child
to the best of our ability.
Below are a couple of articles you may find useful.
https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/17/what-to-do-with-kids-at-home-on-coronavirus-break-mental-healthfor-
parents-too/
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus
Please continue to monitor our Connect ED phone messages, Prine FaceBook, and our website for
updated or new information. Feel free to email me or Mr. Flynn if you have a question that your
teacher is unable to answer.
Please stay safe,


Lynne Menard, Principal

Scott Flynn, Assistant Principal