Dear Carrollton Schools family,
As you know, this pandemic has been challenging for everybody, especially our students. The pressure and stress are being felt at extreme high levels. I want to share a few thoughts I have regarding this pandemic as it relates to the classroom.
It is imperative to understand that Carrollton Schools must continue to focus on the social and emotional well-being for our students. Many students are experiencing trauma and for some of them, it is the first time. The social and emotional needs of every student must be met before any effective learning can take place in the classroom. In addition, our teachers and staff are more stressed-out than probably any other time in their teaching careers. Teachers have completed several hours of Google Classroom training over the past few months. They are spending numerous hours preparing for remote learning lessons and working evenings talking to parents.
Because of all of this disruptive learning occurring due to COVID-19, it is impossible to believe that teachers can get through an entire year’s content. I want the community to know that our teachers are doing the very best given these terrible circumstances. As a District, we will continue to push forward and provide the best education possible, whether it is face-to-face or online learning. This pandemic will pass, but until then, we need to be flexible, understanding, and patient. Please feel free to contact your child’s building principal if you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. David Quattrochi, Superintendent