We have had a good week at school. In the lower grades, K-7, we have completed our first rounds of benchmarking assessments and teachers are strengthening plans for student growth. We administered the school day SAT to seniors, and our new guidance counselor, Lynn Loya is scheduling student meetings ahead of a busy college application season.
Teachers at all levels are beginning to virtually replicate, our traditional back to school parent nights with their classes. So, far the Middle Grades and Mr. Petrik have had successful after hours parent Meets. Our specialist teachers will be sending out information virtually about student expectations and program expectations, while others will formally hold virtual meetings. The goal is to keep you informed. We often find, even in a small school like ours, it is often a challenge to keep the lines of communication open.
I'm happy to say that we have all our seniors who wanted an Internship placed. Next week, I hope to give you more information about where they are in the community. We are beyond happy to have our first internships at the Harbor Departments and the Power Company. We really appreciate the community taking our seniors under their wings in order to give them some real life experiences before we have to let them fly off to their next destinations.
We have had normal seasonal illnesses that you see in our line of work. Some belly aches and headaches. As I reported last week, the new testing protocols from the state require a formal test( sent off island with a two+ day turn around) even after a negative rapid response test. So, this week we had one case in which we are now waiting for the results after a negative rapid test. Also, Please remember to follow the RIDOH rules if you travel out of state. Depending on the state, a negative COVID test may be required to return to school.