From Our Principal

  • heather Hello TK Prep Families,

    The 2019-2020 school year has ended in such an unexpected way. Covid-19 and the transition to an online learning format happened quickly this last spring and we will continue to learn more and make changes over the summer for the 2020-2021 school year. I want to sincerely thank our students, their parents, and our staff for their efforts, perseverance, and ability to adapt when needed. Because of your support, our students continued to learn through the Covid-19 changes.   

    Thank you for working with your children and ensuring that our learners were in Zoom sessions and working through the activities in Empower. We are grateful that you came out for school lunches and we hope that you continue to meet up at the multiple locations for the summer lunch program. We appreciate the inspiring emails, encouraging phone calls, posters during our two parades, and your willingness to team up with our staff to make this year a success. We are honored to work with you.

    As we close out this unusual school year, we want to be sure to leave you with a clear message of our process for moving forward. While there is still a great deal of uncertainty around what to expect for the start of the coming school year, know that we are planning for a range of possible scenarios and we are taking each and every one of your survey responses into consideration.  Please pay close attention to the district website this summer as an additional survey will be coming out in mid-June.  This survey will be more specific and will help us finalize our plans regarding how we start school in the fall.  We need your input.

    For now, here is a list of key points that will drive our planning:

    • We will continue to move forward with an opening for the 2020-2021 school year as a PK-8, Tennyson Knolls Preparatory. Please enroll your students on the district website. We are still accepting students for Preschool through Level 8.
    • Most likely, our opening in August will look different than in the past.  We are working and planning for multiple scenarios.
    • In any scenario, we will work to create a structure that maximizes in-person learning within the bounds of public health guidelines.
    • Parents who prefer the remote online learning platform, they will have that choice.
    • Following the district-wide survey, we will communicate a final plan, with the understanding that adjustments may be needed as public health guidelines change.

    We will continue to be in touch via our Website and Facebook pages, so please stay in contact and let us know if you need anything.  In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy a well-earned, rejuvenating summer.

    Best regards,

    Heather McGuire

    Principal, Tennyson Knolls Preparatory