We want to update you on the efforts that continue to be pursued at Northwestern Regional School No. 7. All staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that all of our students are engaged in distance learning. This has involved the restructuring of how material is delivered to students, making sure it is accessible to all learners, providing appropriate individual support where needed and discovering new opportunities.
Teachers,counselors, administrators and support staff reach out to individual families in order to maintain, and in some cases enrich, the relationships that are at the core of our school mission. We are pleased to share that this effort has led to successful outreach and engagement across our school community.
In addition to the academic work going on, our students and their families continue to supply support to many members of our broader community. The cards and messages to the residents of local nursing homes continue to be delivered. Many people are still hard at work making masks for first responders and others. The total number of face shields created using 3-D printers has topped 500. A new effort to create protective gowns using the material used to wrap houses has been launched. 2 rolls of Tyvek have been distributed by our high school principal for the creation of protective gowns which were then distributed to healthcare professionals. All of this work as well as smaller acts of kindness towards neighbors and friends demonstrate the enormous commitment of our school community, students, families and staff to the well being of all.
You can play a role in helping Northwestern celebrate our alumni who entered the healthcare profession. We are putting together a video and would like to honor Northwestern graduates who are employed in the healthcare profession. If you know of someone who should be included in the Northwestern Healthcare Heroes video, please send a picture and year of graduation to Mr. Gary Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the process of refining the budget for the 2020-21 school year. An important part of that process will be our District Budget Hearing which will be held virtually on April 27th at 7 p.m. The information about viewing the meeting is available on the school website at nwr7.com. The public is invited to provide feedback about this proposed budget via this email address, email@example.com.
We are looking forward to a time when we can return to seeing students in person but are dedicated to maintaining a vigorous and interesting learning experience for all students while we all stay safe at home.
Stay Home, Stay Safe,
Judy Palmer, Superintendent
Molly Sexton Read, Board of Education Chair