Going Forward Fall 2021
Our approach to learning under any circumstances will be directed by Bixby’s mission – it reflects a focus on individualization, creativity and relationships. Our commitment to “…empower children with critical thinking skills, self-confidence, independence and a love of learning; to develop their individual gifts; and prepare them to make meaningful contributions to the world” is unchanged.
While some things will by necessity be different, we are a strong and dedicated community and we will adjust. We care deeply about each of you.
Current Plan for COVID-19 Mitigation in 2021-22 (July 25, 2021)
Our Priorities: Our mission to..“ serve preschool through elementary level children and their families in a small community setting that compassionately empowers children with critical thinking skills, self-confidence, independence and a love of learning; develops their individual gifts; and prepares them to make meaningful contributions to the world,” guides everything that we do. With that aim in mind, the following are our priorities for the upcoming year (in no particular order):
• Optimize teaching and learning conditions (including social-emotional learning, non-verbal communication and support for literacy and Spanish instruction);
• Look to the growing body of information about COVID and guidance of local public health agencies to inform our plans; and
• Avoid conditions that prompt quarantines in the case of a presumed/confirmed positive case and thereby maximize the opportunity for in-person school.