Dear Sterling Montessori Community,
For most of us, life has completely changed. The first few days at home were busy and quite frankly frustrating. I found myself pulled between trying to give my children a normal routine and trying to accomplish a new type of workload. My younger children really do not understand that they can not go to the store with me or play at a neighbor’s house and my teenagers were upset when I said they could not go hangout with their friends. As confusing as these past days have been for my children, the time we have spent together as a family will be memories we will cherish for a lifetime.
It has only been one week since we closed school and we most likely have many more to go. We will not be returning to Sterling March 30th as we had hoped and we are unsure at this time when we will be able to resume school. Even though we are not seeing each other daily on campus, please know that all of our amazing faculty and staff are thinking of you and working diligently to finalize plans on offering support and resources for you to use at home to keep your children engaged. You can see many of these resources on our Sterling webpage. In the following days and weeks, we recommend that you create a daily schedule and keep to a routine that works for you and your family, yet allow yourself the grace and flexibility to shift the schedule if needed. We will continue to finalize our plan for distance learning and will update you as soon as we can.
During these unsettled and challenging times, I ask that you join me in absorbing all of the positive things that are happening around you: moments that bring a smile to your face, hearing a child’s laugh, watching teenagers check-in on their elderly neighbors and offering their support, playing board games, taking walks and cooking together. Focusing on these moments with our families will get us through these difficult times.
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