Message from the Principal

Principal's Greeting

August 5, 2020

 

Dear Glen Park Families,

Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year! As you know by now, we will be starting the school year in Distance Learning, meaning all at home rather than at school, with the lessons and materials the school and teachers will provide. More details about schedules and the first day of school will be coming next week, and now we know a few things for sure:

  • Teachers and staff have been preparing to get ourselves ready for the work of teaching and learning at a distance. 
  • There will be much more consistency across classrooms and grade levels than there was in the Spring experience of distance teaching and learning.
  • SFUSD central office staff in all departments have worked all summer to prepare and provide resources for teachers and families to support distance learning.

There are far more details than can be shared in one letter. For more information, please see www.sfusd.edu/school/glen-park-elementary-school  and www.glenparkschool.org.

If you are new to Glen Park School and have questions about registration, please email Elizabeth Nuñez at nuneze@sfusd.edu or call 415-469-4713.

Do you need a device? Do you need a hotspot to access wifi? 

You will need to complete the SFUSD Fall 2020 Technology Request Form

If you have already received a device from Glen Park or SFUSD and it is no longer working, you will need to exchange the device. Be sure to fill out the SFUSD Fall 2020 Technology Request Form. If you borrowed an iPad from Glen Park in the Spring, please fill out the form and we will exchange it for a Chromebook.

If you would like to find out more, read the SFUSD Technology Letter.

A few words of encouragement:  From my own experience and what I am hearing from others, anxiety is definitely a big part of our shared experience right now - parents, teachers, staff, and students. We will all need time to ramp up to this new way of doing school (it will be different from the Spring). We all want to make a strong start to the year, AND there will definitely be things that need to be tweaked, added, and deleted from the plans we are making now. We will make adjustments along the way in response to new information about what works best for our students, staff, and families. Self compassion and compassion for others is needed so we all come through this unprecedented time with healthy brains, bodies, and relationships!

More details about schedules and plans for the first day of school will be coming next week. 

 

With love and respect,

Elizabeth Zarr

Principal