Dear Argonne Families,
It’s hard to believe that we are approaching our final week of Summer Session. It’s been wonderful to see familiar faces, meet and welcome new families, and establish our Argonne community for the 2020-21 school year!
I am so excited to introduce all of you to our new clerk, Leiroschelle Johnson! Ms. Roschelle is a Bay Area native and is familiar with SFUSD- her son graduated from Wallenberg this past June and her daughter has worked in SFUSD as both a Paraeducator and Bus Driver. Welcome to Argonne, Ms. Roschelle! We are excited to have her lead our Main Office. See below for a special note from Ms. Roschelle.
Hi Argonne Community,
My name is Leiroschelle Johnson, but I prefer Ms. Roschelle. I am your new school Clerk/Secretary. Let me say that I am excited to begin this new venture and getting to know all of the faculty and little people (student body) here at Argonne. I hope to be a great asset as the new center of the universe for the school. Looking forward to a great year!!
This Tuesday is the Board Meeting in which the District will present a final plan for Fall Learning. Here is the Fall Learning Plan proposal. Please take some time to review it. I also encourage you to watch the Board Meeting at 3pm. To observe the July 28 Regular Board Meeting by video conference, use this Zoom link at the noticed meeting time. Webinar Password: 246307.
The proposed plan begins our fall semester with distance learning, and while this is far from ideal, I’m optimistic that our community will continue to deepen our learning in this way and work together to make the most of this situation for our students. Just in these past three weeks, our teachers and staff have done an amazing job of bringing joy and innovative practices to virtual learning.
This week, some news circulated about schools designing face-to-face pods and hiring tutors to supplement their child’s learning. Please note that as a site, we are not sanctioned to be involved with any pod planning or implementation. While I certainly understand the benefit that may provide for some, please remember that distance learning is impacting all our students and families. In moving forward as a school site and a district, we will strive to find solutions that are inclusive for all kids and promote equity and social justice.
I want to share that some support is already being put in place for families of essential workers or families with other needs. The City of San Francisco, along with DCYF and SF Recs and Parks, is hosting Community Learning Hubs. The Hubs will provide support for students utilizing the SFUSD’s Distance Learning Curriculum. Please see this for more information.
Thank you all for your support and collaboration with our teachers and staff. We are a special community and I have no doubt that we will continue to thrive in the months ahead. Have a wonderful last week of Summer Session!