Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Dear Families,

Term 3 starts on February 1, and next week, staff will close out Term 2 and prepare for all the changes headed our way.

  • On Thursday, Jan 28th, your child will not have synchronous (live) instruction if his/her homeroom teacher is returning to the school building to teach in person Term 3: Ms. Conte, Mr. Spriggs, Mr. Morris, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Rajwani, Ms. Saxton, Ms. Murali, Dr. Wilson and Mr. Clayborn. Please check their Canvas pages for asynchronous learning options that day. They will be here at Shepherd preparing their classrooms.
  • On Friday, January 29th, there will be no school for students, and teachers will participate in professional development and complete Term 2 grades.
  • At this time, in person learning and CARE seats for Term 3 are full. We will not be offering any more seats until further notice.
  • PK 3 CARE will not open on 2/1, but we hope to have it up and running by mid-February.

Staffing Updates

Mr. Garner is making slow but steady progress in his recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He is in good spirits.

Ms. Hipps will have her last day at Shepherd on Friday, January 29th. We are grateful for her service and will miss her. The PK 3 team and I have started the search for an instructional aide.

Ms. Person will move from PK 4 to support Ms. Trotter with virtual Kindergarten.

Ms. Conte and Ms. Taylor will lead the PK 4 CARE classroom.

Mr. Spriggs will support Ms. Rajwani’s in person Kindergarten class.

Ms. Freeman and Ms. Moorefield will support Ms. Lewal with small group instruction and planning in 1st grade.

Mr. Morris will support Ms. McIntyre in 2nd grade.

Please look forward to opportunities to discuss these shifts in the coming days.

Eureka Math Pick Up

Attention K-5 families: Eureka Math workbooks may be picked up at Shepherd Elementary Monday January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th from 8:30-3:30 in the multi-purpose room. Please use the Jonquil entrance. Thanks!

Black History Month

Please join us in planning Shepherd’s celebration of Black History Month. This year’s focus will be on Washington, DC. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 27th at 5:00 pm in advance of the PTO meeting.

Please join us here:

Topic: Shepherd Black History Month Committee

Time: Jan 27, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 854 7072 1682

Passcode: h8uFYi

Thank you,