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INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

07/30/20

Dear Wilkinson Families,

Thank you so much to those who attended our Community Forum last night! It was wonderful to see you all again, and we're really looking forward to the start of the semester. For those who couldn't join the meeting, we'd love to hear from you! Please take a look at the Forum recording and slide deck, and let us know if you have any feedback or need clarification.

We appreciate your thoughtful questions, insight, and suggestions; however, we recognize that we weren't able to respond to each and every question. Over the next few days, we will compile a complete list of questions and answers, so be on the lookout for an FAQ document next week. If anything comes up in the meantime, please let us know!

Warmly,
Wilkinson Office

04/09/2020

Dear Wilkinson Families,

The San Mateo County Office of Education announced that, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, school campuses will continue to be closed through the end of the school year. Wilkinson School is complying with this guidance and will continue using online and home tools for our Emergency Learning Plan through the end of the school year. Please see the formal announcement from the County for more information.

Your children have been creative, funny, insightful, and inspiring during this strange time, and we are so thankful to have the tools to connect with them each week. However, we truly miss teaching and spending time with our students on campus, and we are sure they miss each other as well. Though we won't be able to end the school year the way we had planned, we will celebrate our wonderful students and community when we can all be together once again.

Please enjoy the rest of Spring Break, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Warmly,
Wilkinson Office

03/23/2020

Dear Wilkinson Families,

Today San Mateo County announced they are extending school closures through May 1st. This updated school closure order is separate from the shelter-in-place restrictions, which are still in effect. You can read the full school closure update here. While this is not the news we were hoping for, it is news we were preparing for. Our Emergency Learning program is just getting started, and we will continue to support the Wilkinson community in any way we can.

Please take a moment to congratulate yourselves for making it halfway through our first week of remote learning. Thank you all for sharing updates, links, and photos - we are doing this!

We are also thankful for your inspiring acts of kindness and community in the face of these restrictions. We know it's been messy, new, difficult, and exciting all at once and we are proud to be part of such a resilient community. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Warmly,
Wilkinson Office

03/13/2020

Dear Wilkinson Families,

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we navigate incoming information regarding COVID-19 together. The safety of our students and community is our highest priority, and we hope this message will provide some clarity in a seemingly chaotic time:

In accordance with the order from the San Mateo County Medical Officer, Wilkinson School will transition to our Emergency Learning Plan and close the school from March 16 through April 3.

Wilkinson closed from March 11 through March 13 to undergo a deep clean, as per county recommendation. Our incredible teachers also used this time to plan and prepare an Emergency Learning Plan to facilitate at-home, digital learning. At this time, no community member has yet tested positive for COVID-19 or is confirmed to have come in contact with someone who has.

We are mindful that these decisions have consequences for our families. We are working to follow directives of the San Mateo County Health Office while keeping our community safe and helping slow the overall spread of the novel coronavirus. The teachers are also assessing alternative schedules for future in-school teaching that could reduce exposure risk while providing help to students if we need to extend the implementation of our Emergency Learning Plan.

The Board is meeting Saturday morning to discuss the details of our Emergency Learning Plan and provide more information for families. You can expect an email from the school shortly after that meeting.

Please feel free to email the Office at office@wilkinsonschool.org with any questions or concerns. Our families are our main priority, and we hope to be a source of answers and support for the community.

Warmly,
Wilkinson School

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