April 29, 20 – Interview with Chris Rivera, KIKC Radio
April 24, 2020
Many of you are aware Forsyth Schools held a special Board meeting last night to discuss the Governor’s directive on April 22 to re-open schools on May 7th. The Governor gave the authority to local school boards to decide how educational services would be provided starting May 7th. Our Board unanimously decided to remain with the off-site learning program we currently have in place for the remainder of our school year, which is May 21st. The considerations listed by the state are overwhelming and almost impossible to adequately maintain if we were to return to our traditional educational setting. That being said, I encourage our parents to continue to do the great work you are doing with your children for the remainder of the year. There is a caveat to this situation as well. The Board also approved for both schools to have voluntary tutorial services at each school starting May 7th. What this means is, if a student or parent feels their student needs one on one or small group tutoring they can contact their teacher(s) and set up a time to meet with them at school. I am recommending no longer than an hour for a tutorial as each teacher still has teaching responsibilities for the rest of their students. This tutorial opportunity will begin May 7th and end May 21st. The end date may vary according to each school. Please contact Mrs. Weight and Mrs. Seleg for more information. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to take advantage of, so please do so!
Graduation plans are being finalized by Mrs. Weight and she will be in contact with seniors and their parents regarding the plans. Again, our goal is to make this day a memorable one for our seniors and their families.
As we move forward and start the final stretch of a school year which will never be forgotten, I would like thank the students, the parents, teachers and administrators who have worked so hard to continue our educational plan. I would also like to recognize our kitchen personnel who have been providing meals from almost the first day of the school closure and our Classified staff who are delivering the meals. Recognition also needs to be given to our maintenance and custodial crews who have been working daily to keep our buildings clean and sanitized during the closure.
This has been, and will continue to be a group effort and I applaud you all!!
Dinny Bennett, Superintendent
Forsyth Public Schools