Spring Break Message - Superintendent of Schools
Posted on March 26
Tansi, Edlánat’e, Hello parents and guardians:
The 2020-2021 school year will go down as one we will never forget due to COVID-19. While it has been a challenging time for all of us, we have celebrated numerous success stories and countless examples of resilience.
Over a year ago now, we as a school division implemented strategies to better leverage technology to support student learning and engagement. To help move the technology plan forward, NSD hosted almost 900 virtual professional learning opportunities for staff last year (2019-2020). Additional focus was dedicated to targeted professional learning for staff to learn about the virtual learning tools and strategies to enhance learning continuity for students.
When I attended our professional learning day for school-based staff on March 12, 2021, a full year later, it was awesome to see a number of sessions hosted by NSD staff. To me, that shows a willingness to adapt and a commitment to creating flexible learning environments for students. This approach will go a long way in helping students succeed.
While I am pleased with the progress we have made with these strategies, technology will never diminish the importance of parental involvement. You are your child’s first teacher. I want to thank all of you for supporting your child’s learning; whether it’s in-person or at-home learning, you are awesome!
I hope all of you have a safe and healthy Spring Break.
Hai, Hai, Masi Cho, Thank you for your support.
Dr. Nancy Spencer-Poitras
Superintendent of Schools