Updated: May 7, 2020
Over the past few weeks of remote learning, TEN has welcomed community experts to speak with parents in our digital meetings. We have had behavioral specialists, teachers, community leaders connect and collaborate with parents. This week, we have a guest blogger: Hillary Hoffman, who leads parent empowerment at DSST Public Schools.
In this unanticipated era of moving to digital learning, DSST is now more than ever seeking to balance providing our students with an excellent education with also providing extremely high supports. It remains our responsibility to provide a world-class education to our students, but we also know it is critical to address the fact that many in our community are facing unexpected and daunting challenges. We recognize that it does not matter if we are able to provide the best educational materials and instruction if our families and students are facing barriers to accessing them online, or are having trouble focusing because of the mental stress that every day brings, or are spending their days caring for loved ones.
We are in this together and hope that our collective work and support can make sure we come out of this as a