Coronavirus (Covid-19) District Updates and Student/Family Resources Available During the School Closure.
Farmington River Regional School District will close beginning on March 16th continuing through the end of the school year. The closure is ordered by Governor Charles Baker to limit the spread of COVID-19. We will be contacting families throughout the closure to provide information to parents and resources for students and families.
Farmington River Distance Learning at it’s Best!
School Principal’s Day
Throughout the school year, these educators assume the commitment to lead our young people to a prosperous future. They support and guide quality teachers and staff resulting in productive learning environments for our children. In May we celebrate School Principal’s Day!
Remember to take the time to thank Mr. Nadolny!
SCREEN FREE WEEK…
Farmington River will be celebrating Screen-Free week starting May 18th! Challenge yourself to go screen-free for a part of each day. Even 10 minutes of screen-free time pro-vides an opportunity for creative thinking, family connection and so much more! Farmington River staff have created a giant list of fun, family activities to help get you jumpstarted. There are even some amazing community service projects on there! Take a look and see what ideas your teachers have for being screen-free. Send a picture to show your teachers and friends what you did to celebrate Screen-Free Week!
Farmington River Elementary School teachers provide so much to our students’ inspiration, motivation, and futures.
Our teachers change the lives of the students every day, and their impact extends far beyond the boundaries of their classrooms, especially now that we have transitioned to remote learning!
In May we celebrate all of the amazing teachers that Farmington River has. Send your teacher a message thanking him/her for all they do day in and day out to make sure our students continue to grow and thrive!
School Lunch Hero Day –
In May we celebrate Ms. Kendra and Ms. Candy for all they do and continue to do to provide healthy breakfast and lunch options for our children. Send them a message and let them know you appreciate all they do for the children of Farmington River.
National School Nurse Day –
National School Nurse Day honors all school nurses who care for the children n the schools every day. In the month of May we celebrate Mrs. Zuidema for all the great care she gives us all! Send Mrs. Zuidema a message thanking her for all she does to keep Farmington River students healthy!
Here is the link to a great read aloud by Awnie’s Story Time. It is called “Why We Stay Home, Susie Learns About Corona Virus.”
Remote Learning Artwork by Ms. Catullo’s Artists
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, Dads, Step-Mothers, Step-Fathers, Grandmothers, and Grandfathers making a difference in the life of a child.
Dear FRES Parent/Guardian,
First, let me say I hope you and your family are safe and healthy as you read this newsletter. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we have been adjusting, like you, to the drastic changes in life during the last few months. I am extremely appreciative of our students, parents, guardians, teachers, and staff for their positivity, flexibility, and resilience during these trying times. A huge debt of gratitude also goes to all of our doctors, nurses, hospital employees, first responders, and our state leaders for all they are doing to keep us safe and healthy.
As you know, distance learning for FRES is in full motion. Our goal is to provide continuous educational opportunities and practice for students while schools are closed but also to try to eliminate as much stress as feasibly possible for students and parents. While it is our responsibility to continue to educate our children, we also want to compassionately take into consideration the variety of difficulties that our families and employees are enduring during this time. If you are having trouble with your child’s current format of learning please contact your child’s teacher. The expectation is that all students should be completing assignments on a regular basis.
In closing, one of the main focus points for our educators and students during the 2019-2020 school year has been having a “growth mindset.” A growth mindset unlocks our ability to learn and grow especially during challenging times. Little did we know how important this growth mindset would be for all of us this year! Because of this experience and our growth mindset, I believe we all will be stronger when we come out on the other side of the COVID-19 Pandemic! History is being written! We hold the pen! Together, we will write the BEST story for our children!
Please contact your teacher/s or administrators if you or your students need support.
Stay strong! Stay healthy!
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