To kick off the 2020-21 school year, Superintendent Susana Cordova visited Bromwell Elementary on Monday, Aug. 24, and Newlon and Westerly Creek on Tuesday, Aug. 25. These school locations are a few of the 55 Discovery Link sites across DPS set up to support with child care for teachers and other DPS team members and families during remote learning. The students did a great job following to the health and safety protocols in place as they engaged with their remote learning. Thank you to the Discovery Link staff, who was working collaboratively to ensure every child’s health and safety, while also providing technical support so students could be engaged and focused. When possible, sites are ensuring students are able to get outside, run around and have safe, socially distanced mask breaks.
“ELCS has worked diligently over the summer to provide a supportive, safe and engaging experience for students during these unique times. I’m amazed daily at the level of resilience, dedication and adaptability of students, families and Discovery Link staff. Given the recent challenges with social injustices and COVID, it’s been a pleasure to learn and grow with one another through understanding, grace and patience and empowering youth and staff to overcome together,” said Sydney Price, Newlon Site Manager and DPS Manager of Extended Learning and Development.
Discovery Link sites were opened to provide child care first for DPS staff, and then to DPS families. Registration is currently open to families and the cost is $10 per child per day now through Oct. 16.