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A Few Thoughts & Notes

Margaret Paul
Dear families,
A patchwork of thoughts and notes today . . . please read through!
We are deep into February . . . it’s cold, and snowy, and just plain hard to get out of bed! As high school teachers we always joke that the reason we love high school students is that we are basically high school kids {at heart} ourselves! WE GET IT--the equation of freezing temperatures and ongoing Covid restrictions = tough times for teenagers!

So, if you’re feeling the struggle of parenting your teenager right now, or just want to listen in and get some additional advice for how to support them, please join us tonight for a conversation about anxiety and other emotional challenges our teenagers are facing. Dr. Dana Dorfman is a seasoned expert who understands teenagers, and she will guide our conversation.
TONIGHT: Allison’s Zoom room: https://zoom.us/j/7474245440 

Also, you are welcome to submit questions to Dr. Dorfman in advance. Please email info@teenbraintrust.com with the subject line "LREI Question." These questions will be addressed anonymously.


Are you already thinking about the summer and wondering what options there will be for your student? Remember to check the “High School Student Opportunities” section on the High School News page in Connect! We are just beginning to receive information from summer programs, and will post everything we receive in this digital space:

Teachers shared interim comments and updated SBGBook comments yesterday. Please encourage your students to review these, as well as in-text comments made to papers in Google Classroom. If your student is unclear about the feedback provided, please encourage them to set up a time to meet with their teachers during office hours. We recognize that being remote for much of the week makes it more difficult to catch up with teachers, but we assure you that they are here and ready to meet with your students. If your student needs help navigating this process, they should check in with their advisors for support. In addition, Jess, Jonathan, and Jerry are available in the Learning Center for academic support. They have open hours every day, and they are also making appointments for students who email them directly. 

Coming up . . . SPIRIT WEEK! We can’t wait to share with you the wild and crazy fun that happens in the High School during Spirit Week, February 22-26! Costumes, contests, LIP SYNC BATTLES and more! Though we won’t all be in the building, we will all have a bit more fun that week, and we plan to share photos and videos with families, so stay tuned. In advance, we thank our amazing Student Government for all the work they are putting into this hybrid Spirit Week experience!
Allison & Isabella '21 during last year's Spirit Week!