April 3, 2020

Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 3 update.

We are continuing to ask our teachers and staff to call and check on students and families, and to offer support and assistance with student work.  I realize that some of our families with multiple students in the home are likely getting a fair number of calls because of this.  On top of those calls you get a message from me every night.  While we want to stay connected and will continue our outreach to you and your students, we do not want to be a nuisance.  Please feel free to let our teachers and staff know if you are feeling overwhelmed with calls and work with them to set up a contact system that works better for you and your family.  I will also try and say early in my messages whether or not my call has any new information or updates so you can hang up if you don’t want to listen.  Our teachers and staff enjoy staying connected to our students but don’t hesitate to let us know if it is too much.

One of my favorite quotes comes from Will Foley – “The world is full of cactus but we don’t have to sit on it.”  Sometimes it’s easier to focus on the bad things that are happening or to get pulled down by negative people.  But if you put forth the effort to have a positive attitude and outlook, you can avoid the cactus in the world.  Have a great weekend, Polk County.  Better days are ahead.

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