Thank you for joining us for Paul’s weekly update.


Top reminders:

  • Emotional health and well-being (us/students/families) should be a top priority.
  • In spite of Zoom fatigue, two different types of virtual connection opportunities are available on the work-at-home site:
  • Don’t forget to check on answers to Frequently Asked Questions and share your questions, concerns, ideas, and good news on the Your Voice form.
  • We will see you next Wednesday, April 29, at 9:00 a.m.

A few bright spots…

  • Healthy Beginnings pivoting services to virtual connections with families
  • FAN advocates supporting each other to support families
  • A heartfelt thank you to all and a special recognition this month to celebrate:
    • Administrative Professionals Day – thank you to everyone who provides that key support
    • Deaf History Month
    • Autism Awareness Month
    • Occupational Therapy Month
    • Volunteer Appreciation Month

This week’s recap:

  • Distance Learning We are partnering with districts to identify how best to support distance learning:
    • Professional development opportunities for teachers and paraeducators
    • Regional virtual meet-ups for job alikes (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, counselors, principals).
    • Learn at Home website for families/educators
  • Emergency Childcare Planning on hold (low demand), but still standing ready.
  • Facilities Thank you for keeping building visits minimal and working through your supervisors for approval.

Until next week….

  • Stay Home and Save Lives: We stand by Gov Brown’s orders and eagerly await more detailed guidance about a safe, phased approach to reopening Oregon.
  • Stay connected and support each other in new ways (including connecting with people we don’t generally work with).
  • Take care of yourselves and each other.