Good Evening Thunderbird Families,
I just wanted to let you know that per the OEA Memorandum of Understanding, the teachers will have Friday, May 8th, 2020 as an Educator Wellness Day.
This is from the MOU:
Recognizing that the shift to distance learning and working remotely creates a set of challenges and in some cases stressors, as well as a shift in work-life balance, the Parties seek to be proactive in supporting the social and emotional well being of unit members.
To support the social and emotional well being of unit members, May 8, 2020 shall be declared Educator Wellness Day.
Educator Wellness day shall be a duty free day for all unit members.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. Thank you for understanding that your teachers and staff need some time to take care of themselves. Your teachers and staff will resume classes on Monday, May 11.
I have had a chance to "pop" into some of the classrooms and love seeing your students at work and being able to talk to them and see how they are all doing. It is heartwarming in hard times to see "my kids" engaged and still learning, Thank you parents for your pat in making this all possible. We couldn't do it without your partnership!
Stay safe and healthy.