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March 13th, 2020 | Fiore announces Early Spring Break from March 16-March 27th
Important Announcement from Fiore
Dear Fiore Community,
Fiore will have an early Spring Break for children from March 16th to March 27th.
Week 1: March 16th to March 20th will count as Spring break for staff (which was originally scheduled for April).
Week 2: Will be a staff work week and parent conferences will be held on March 25-27 via video conference (these too were originally scheduled for later in April, look out for signups next week).
What to expect March 30th onward. Here are two potential scenarios:
Best case scenario : The number of new cases flat lines or tapers off and we begin schools on March 30th. Since we have taken Spring break and would have completed conferences by then we will have no breaks in April and hopefully things will return to normal.
Alternative Scenario : New cases are still spiking and we are not out of the woods yet. In this case, we need to move with extreme caution. We will move to a Learn from Home phase for 1-3 weeks depending on how the situation is evolving. That means children will need to stay home for longer and continue their work from their home environments. This scenario will entail some one-on-one work with your guide and each of you (if your child is younger than 4) or your child (for children 5 and above). We will work through how that will look and be prepared.
As you can imagine, there is no right answer. At this time, by choosing to limit social interaction, we hope to reduce the intensity of this outbreak in our community and arrive back to our regular schedule sooner rather than later. It makes it easier because the local and national community is rapidly coming together with the same conclusion. In some ways this action can only have hope of success if enough people adopt the edict of creating social distance. But that does not take away the feeling of being overwhelmed, frustrated and anxious that such sudden change of plans can bring. Despite all this, I urge you to remember that our best solution at this time is to stay well. High immunity goes hand in hand with a philosophy of acceptance and positive thinking.
Thank you for so many of you who reached out and for all your support these past few days. I hope and pray for a quick return to normalcy.
Sending you my best