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Dear Yorktown Families,
- March 26, 2020
- Posted by: Yorktown Education Team
- Category: Yorktown Education School Update
I pray that all you are healthy and well. Since last Friday’s letter, I have been talking with many parents and keeping up with the changing situation. We really feel a need to say thank you for your patience and understanding and recognize that everyone is doing their best adapting to the changes forced upon us in a very short time. Many of your roles have changed overnight and that has affected each of us in our work and daily lives.
Clearly, we cannot fully understand the challenges your family faces but please know we are doing our best to help you, and our students, to move forward in your best way.
Our teachers have special relationships with your children and we are working to continue these reassuring interactions during these uncertain times. As many of our teachers and staff have welcomed home their own children, we are truly understanding your challenges of balancing the education of children at home with your work. We know that this is not easy, and was unexpected, but I am hearing some happy things are occurring, and we hope that something wonderful for you and your children comes from this experience.
The good news is that even though it has not been perfect, we are all working together and growing more resilient by the day. Our efforts are being watched by many eyes, including our children’s. We want to thank you for the grit and perseverance you have shown in getting them up for this unusual schooling. If you need anything, teachers, staff and myself, are available by text, phone, Face-Time, Zoom, or email, for any concern. Our wish is for our families and school to meld together as a team so we may exit this crisis better than we started.
We understand that everyone has trying times with their real jobs, but this is also an opportunity to help your student understand real-life lessons, such as what you do to support your family. It is also a time for you to watch as your children mature through this period. I feel that it is important for students to maintain their school schedules as a source of stability during an uncertain time, and it is evident that you are optimistic for their future. As always, we stand ready to flexibly work with your needs, please let us know.
Not since my grandmother Midge Reiners survived the worldwide Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 as an eleven-year-old girl, has our country faced such a personal danger on such a scale, on our home soil. We are all learning as we go.
We are all on a radical departure from our normal everyday lives. While our school was already delivering personalized distance learning for some, but doing it for all has been uplifting and understandably scary. We truly miss seeing each and every child and love to hear the stories of pets walking across keyboards during zoom classes☺ We are looking forward to returning to in-person activities and we hear there are acts of kindness being shown all around. Please feel free to share your story and we may add it to the next newsletter to inspire others. Now is the time for our best to come out.
Please remember my deeply felt love for your children, and desire for every member of your family to be healthy, happy and prosper. I have dedicated my life and fortune for your future, but the best performance of my role as headmaster requires me to project a strong confident presence, especially in difficult situations.
Thank you for all that you are doing. We truly appreciate you and your children.
Sincerely, Randall Reiners Chairman and Founder, Yorktown Education