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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
According to a survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM's Institute for Business Value, CEOs list "creativity" as the most important leadership skill needed for successful ventures in the future. Business leaders understand the power of the innovative individual who is a creative thinker and collaborator. Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." We are preparing our Sunset Spartans to be the next generation of leaders.
To do this we have formed solid partnerships with leaders in the field of creative education nationally, statewide, and locally. We became a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partner in Education and each of our teachers are versed in the Kennedy Center philosophy of Arts in Education:
The three variations naturally link and support each other. More information concerning the distinctions can be found at http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/families/at-school.aspx.
Current brain research (www.dana.org) confirms that rich context and multisensory instruction make even simple facts easier to learn and remember, not to mention complicated ideas, facts, and theories. When teaching invention and creativity, problem solving, and collaboration, one can't expect to succeed solely with multiple choice quizzes. The arts are more essential than ever in education.
With the vast social, cultural, technological, and economic changes our nation is experiencing, as well as those we have yet to imagine, many are reconsidering what knowledge and skills students need to be successful in the 21st century. The question under consideration is how to create a learning environment consistent with the cognitive and expressive demands of the 21st century.
Using the arts to enhance learning affords students the means to make their thinking visible and to demonstrate learning in inventive and original ways that does not restrict or limit our most impressive thinkers to rote black and white answers on paper. Integrating the arts with other content, technology and design, provides a way for our leading learners to use 21st century skills in a truly authentic way - to not be just a solver of prefab problems, but an innovator of what we have yet to discover, a canvas yet to be painted, a composition yet to be performed, a leader ready to lead.