At Uplift Education, we believe that in-person learning is the best setting for a scholar’s academic and social-emotional development. #SafelyReturning to in-person learning will allow us to continue to focus on educating the whole scholar. Our teachers are ready to welcome back each and every scholar to an environment dedicated to individual attention, social and emotional support, and personalized instruction.
We are looking forward to once again seeing the Whole Scholar Approach at work across each of our Pre-K-5th and Pre-K-12th grade schools with quality academics, nurturing culture, supportive families, and unmatched college preparation.
In addition to this, #SafelyReturning to in-person learning will allow scholars to interact with one another and make meaningful connections through collaborative assignments and hands-on projects in class. This will lead to a greater sense of belonging and instill a feeling of comfort and normalcy after having endured several months of uncertainty.
While the transition to in-person learning may come naturally to some of our scholars and families, others might need a little help getting reacclimated.
It is recommended that school age children get 9-11 hours of sleep a night. Start adjusting bedtime routines now so your child can get accustomed to going to bed earlier and getting up earlier. Having to wear a uniform and abide by dress code policies will also be a significant adjustment for some of our scholars. t might be helpful to lay out clothes the night before with your scholar to ensure that all items meet the uniform requirements (which can be found on your school’s website under the Families and Scholars section).
As we prepare to welcome back scholars on Monday, August 9th, we want to make certain that scholars are ready to focus on learning. We ask our families to please check their scholar’s backpacks before school each day to ensure they have the supplies they need and not any items that will disrupt the learning environment (e.g., toys, dangerous objects, prohibited items, etc.). This simple step will go a long way towards creating a distraction-free learning environment.
Furthermore, scholars may experience a mixed bag of emotions as they return to in-person learning. While they may be excited to see their friends or meet their teachers, it’s important to maintain open and honest communication with your scholars each and every day. Validate their concerns and encourage them to speak with you regarding their return to school. Get to know your scholar’s teachers and communicate any concerns you may have about your child’s well-being. It’s completely normal to feel a little nervous or worried about the start of the school year, but by prioritizing your scholar’s emotional health and well-being, you are instilling a sense of trust and comfort that will play a critical part in your scholar’s success this year.
Be on the lookout for more blogs in the coming weeks as we help welcome back our families and scholars for the 2021-2022 school year.