This week Governor Cooper announced an executive order that closes K-12 public schools to face-to-face instruction until May 15. Fortunately, Chatham Charter was able to start its Temporary Distance Learning Program last week. While we are on spring break this week, our administration and teachers will be doing preliminary work in preparation to extend the program. Monday, March 30, will be a workday to prepare further and to allow families to pick up additional materials needed for the next phase of academics.
Thank you for all you have done at home so far. It will take us all working together to make the distance format work well. Just like we worked diligently to have quality resources ready when the need arose, we will continue to provide the best possible academic instruction amid challenging circumstances. There is a learning curve for everyone, including our teachers who are having to learn new techniques. The vast majority of students have risen to the occasion and done well. The few who have not must start settling into schoolwork routines and accepting the support our staff has consistently offered.
Please know our administration is remaining in close contact with state officials regarding logistics related to the final part of the school year. As soon as we have clear directions, we will finalize plans and share them with you.