April 2020 Newsletter
None of us would have expected that the 2019 - 2020 school year would include
such challenging times. We've spent much of the year, celebrating the varied ways
that our kids "do it in public," and how our schools impact our kids.
The past few weeks have highlighted how we ALL do it in public, and how this
incredible school community takes care of its own and others in times of crisis.
• school district responding to calls for help and supplies
• to our teachers creatively shifting to remote learning on a moment's notice
while simultaneously balancing their own family needs
• to administrators maintaining school routines and connections with students
• to our parents who are juggling multiple demands while supporting at-home
• to our resilient students who are learning to adapt to this new landscape
we certainly are all doing it in public, and we could not be more publicly proud.
MFEE is communicating with school leaders and teachers to continually assess
emerging needs for our students, families, and staff. We're keeping a close eye on
supporting the needs of our economically disadvantaged students and students with
learning challenges who may endure additional obstacles during this time and after
the return to school.
We're also working on ways to continue addressing the social/emotional and
mental health needs of our students during and after this crisis.
Stay tuned for more information on how you can support these efforts!
For now, here's a quick update on how our school community is doing it in
All of our administrators are getting creative with their daily remote morning
messages. This one from Nishuane Assistant Principal Evan Kozak caught our
eye, and it's worth taking a peek to see how our staff is staying connected
with our kids!
THE SHOW WILL GO ON THIS FALL! (Fingers crossed!)
We already have some amazing acts lined up, and some entertaining carpool
karaoke videos in the works. A portion of Showdown Montclair proceeds will
support innovative arts programs to support teen social/emotional and
mental health - which is more critical now than ever.