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Prairie Wind elementary


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Dear Prairie Wind Families and Friends,

I am hopeful that you are all remaining safe and healthy as we continue to navigate through times of uncertainty. The last few weeks of our school closures have been like no other in my experience in education and have caused us all to rethink what we previously experienced as “normal.” Our school community is certainly not the same without our students, staff, and families in our parking lots, hallways, classrooms, lunchroom and playground. Please know that the entire Prairie Wind Staff is rallying around the needs of our students and families with safety and health as a top priority.  

As many of you are aware, this week we will embark on “remote learning” to assist with the safety and health of our students, our staff and our families. Rest assured our PW team is doing everything possible to continue to create  positive, productive learning opportunities during this school closure. We are fortunate to have incredibly, dedicated PW team members who are committed to students as we support one another in days ahead to ensure student learning.

District staff at every level have been working extremely hard over the last several weeks to develop remote learning opportunities, gathering resources to support learners, packing and distributing food, and creating solutions to bridge technology needs, keeping in mind the needs of every one of our 450 plus students. If you are in need of learning packets (hard copies), your child’s teacher has prepared those over the last several days and we will have those ready for distribution on Tuesday, April 7th from 7:00 am-12:00 pm. We realize that there may be some adjustments and possible changes to make as we forge ahead.  Please continue to share needs that you might have with your child’s teacher so that we are able to make necessary accommodations to assist you in upcoming weeks.

Your child’s teacher will continue to provide consistent weekly communication to you regarding remote learning plans, resources, and outcomes as we partner with you to support our new and different learning situation. Our hope is that we have created a consistent learning platform with PW families that is helpful, resourceful, fun and engaging for our PW students. I have reached out to many of you to visit personally about needs that you may have and will continue to do so throughout the month of April. As new mandates and information come continuously, I have realized that sometimes we don’t always have the answer immediately, but we are working on it!  Our goal is to facilitate and support a continued PW culture where we remain flexible, patient positive, and embrace the innovative learning and growing that together our students, staff and families have always been proud of! 

It remains an honor to serve our PW community, especially at a time like this Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s teacher if we can assist you with anything. Thanks for being ALL IN and for sharing your amazing children with us.

Please stay safe and healthy!  You are missed!

Lisa Weigel, Principal, Prairie Wind



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