Reopening The Met
Dear Met Families,
By this time, you have probably heard the decision on the State's School Reopening Plan from our Governor and Commissioner. The Met School, as a district, meaning all 6 of our schools, including East Bay, will start the school year on Monday, September 14, with full Distance Learning. We have reviewed the metrics provided to us, and many aspects do not allow us to open in person. For consistency, we determined that returning to school with full Distance Learning through October 13 is the safest plan. We continually monitor the pandemic's progress and will make future decisions as needed to see if we can move to some type of in-person model as soon as it would be safe to do so.
We would like you to know that we take your child's education seriously and continually work to improve our delivery through Distance Learning. We have spent most of the summer and will complete two weeks of professional development, improving what Distance Learning will look like at the Met. We are confident that because of our commitment to relationships and our innovative model, which focuses on one-student-at-a-time, that we will continue to provide a strong education to your child.
While we provide daily distance learning, we will also gradually introduce in-person learning. We will work to build relationships with all of our students and especially our new students. Advisors will connect with you and your child and may plan some in-person opportunities, possibly with their whole advisory or perhaps one-on-one with each student. Our staff will strive to build connections and teach in an environment that both you and they are comfortable in so that your child can feel connected and feel safe to learn. Also, with safety measures in place, we still plan to have students attend internships in person, virtually, or a combination of both to help them experience real-world opportunities.
As mentioned, our first day of school is Monday, September 14, and advisors and special subject teachers such as QR, the E-Center, Learning Specialists, Computer Science, PE, and more will be ready to welcome students virtually. If your child works with our special education staff, they will be contacting you this week to connect and discuss what is best for your child. New 9th grade students will be contacted to pick up Chromebooks, and school supplies Sept. 9-11th (at specific times). We will also have 10th grade - 12th grade students pick up the materials they need. (More details to come)