Good morning, Denver Public Schools and Chag Pesach Sameach. Happy Passover!
This is Susana, and as we’re getting near the end of our first week of remote learning here in DPS, I just wanted to say how thankful and impressed I am with how our teachers, students, and families are re-connecting, problem-solving, working through the occasional kinks and glitches, and getting us off to a really good start.
Chalkbeat’s Melanie Asmar did a great story that features some of our students, parents, teachers and principals talking about what their first day of remote learning was like.
We have a link to it in the Morning Announcements on our homepage, if you want to check it out.
The story is also posted on our Facebook page, along with some really great comments from our families and educators.
They brought a smile to my face, and I’m so appreciative for the spirit and the humor and the support that the DPS community has shown as we’ve gotten started this week. We’ll be sharing more examples of that in tomorrow’s Our DPS Weekly email.
We also completed another day of distributing computers yesterday to our families who need them. We’ve now provided a total of about 40,000 laptops to our families.
If you’re still in need of a computer, keep an eye out for information on more opportunities to get one next week. We’ll be sure to share that information through School Messenger and on our homepage and social media.
OK…now here’s our closing joke…subject today is language arts:
What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?
One has claws at the end of its paws, and the other is a pause at the end of a clause.
Have a great Thursday everyone, and thank you again for working so well together on the start of remote learning.