Dear Washington Rose Families:
As we plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that:
Every day, every child is finding a way to feel connected, every child, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences, and every child, every day knows they have a champion they can turn to.
Spring of 2020 has challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways, and required our champions to champion from afar. What I have most learned through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to Washington Rose Elementary School, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow and overall, appreciation for the little things in life - giving a high five, a hug or being able to laugh out loud with many people around. What I MOST appreciate about Washington Rose Staff is how even under circumstances we have never experienced we are still a learning and caring community.
Normal is such a simple word and it is our goal in the Roosevelt Union Free School District to not only find our new normal, but to use this time as a learning experience that will forever impact the learning environment of Washington Rose. Every week there are new types of learning experiences teachers are piloting and much of what is learned will continue to be used in the future. Our fall may not be “normal,” but our learning will not only continue, but it will thrive. We can’t wait to move on to the next phase of learning under Covid-19 and we know, all in-person and remote learners and new students to Washington Rose will be welcomed with open arms (from 6 feet away) to our community - we will continue to grow!
Welcome again to our new normal. This journey of discovery will help us to forge ahead with enthusiasm and a new appreciation for the little things in life that means so much.
Mr. Clyde A. Braswell, Principal
Washington Rose Elementary School