Tulita School Campus Closure Updates

April 2, 2020

Dear Tidalwave Families:

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. By now you have received Superintendent Keller’s latest update regarding school campus closures. If you did not, please take a minute to read it by clicking here.

As Dr. Keller stated, this is definitely not the news we were hoping for. On behalf of our entire staff, we are heartbroken to not be able to see our students close out the 2019-2020 school year together in person. This global health crisis has indeed and will continue to test our strength and resilience as individuals and as a community.

I understand that the announcement of keeping campuses closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year brings up many questions. In all of our minds we are thinking, “what about…” or “how will we…” Please know that our Tulita team is committed to continuing to serve our students’ learning and connectedness to school throughout this time. Each day our teachers are finding new and innovative ways to connect with students as they continue strengthening their skills as a distance learning teacher.

As principal, I will work hard at finding new ways to keep our entire school community connected, continue to celebrate achievements, and hopefully come up with solutions to some of those “what about…” questions. I have been saying this repeatedly but I’m going to say it again – thank you for your support and patience. Your support and patience has allowed our teachers to be mindful of lesson planning, given them space to explore and learn, and has kept our spirits high as we navigate this together.

I want to also take a minute to thank the entire staff for the resiliency they have shown in the last few weeks and the strength and space they have given me to lead our school through this “new normal.” I want to thank Tijen Loubert, PTA President, and the entire PTA Executive Board for their unwavering support of our school and community. If you know of a family in need, please reach out to them. Our community has always come together in times of need, which only makes us stronger.

As Dr. Keller said, we would like everyone to disconnect and take Spring Break as a time to relax, hang out with your immediate family, and rejuvenate for the coming weeks. I have asked our teachers to step back from their devices and emails as well. After Spring Break, we will continue to communicate regularly with families around remote learning, video conferences with students, and will share plans for teaching priority grade specific standards.

If you have not started following us on Instagram, please take a minute to add us (@tulita_tidalwave and @redondobeachusd). For now, take care of you and yours and stay healthy. Continue to practice social distancing. Enjoy the Spring Break week.

All the best,
Tanaz Bruna, Ed.D.
Principal

 

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