The challenges of spring 2020 have been significant for all schools, and NOVA is proud to have responded with inclusive conversations across our community, readiness to maintain our school culture regardless of the format for school delivery, and a steady stream of dialogue about how it’s going for families and students. In fact, 90% of our parents and students agree or strongly agree that their child is well supported in distance learning. Additionally 80% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that they had been supported as they helped their children with distance learning. We are proud of our faculty, staff, and students who have shown that our values of connection, commitment, intention and joy can be kept alive - even with distance learning! Our program maintains its essential components, delivered and re-created with creativity, innovation, and adults modeling learning-in-the-moment:
- Core Academic Classes: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Spanish
- Added Community Elements through weekly optional challenges including music and art, cohorts and class meetings for connection and support, and multiple ways of engaging with teachers
- Student Support that is individualized and bolstered for the needs presenting in this format
Our planning processes are underway for considering the various scenarios for fall. We will, as always, be responsive to the guidance of the governor, OSPI, the CDC, and the Washington State Department of Health. In addition, we will use an inclusive process that involves input from our Board, Faculty, Staff, and Families as we examine choices along the way. Our commitment is to prioritize the health and safety of our community first and foremost, and to support our teachers in delivering on our mission with as little interruption as possible.