I also want to thank all our community partners who have been helping through this shutdown. The Madison Ministerial Association has been providing food boxes on Fridays. For the past two weeks, Madison Dairy Queen has provided hot dog lunches. End 68 Hours of Hunger donated 120 bags this past week which is double what we have done in the past. Finally our own Madison Food Bank is still available to those who need it. All of these organizations have been so supportive.
As I reflect on the end of this first week, while I am sure there were moments of frustration in understanding the learning materials and the expectations for online learning, there have also been moments of joy. Our Blue Streak Pride Day today has been one for me. To see the work students are doing in the Google Classrooms has also been amazing. I am attached to every classroom in the district, so I get to see what is happening. Finally, just talking to so many parents has helped me in communicating with my staff what families are experiencing. With patience and communication, we will get through this together.
I know that there are still questions out there. We have added a link to our webpage with frequently asked questions. We will continue to update this through the shutdown. We want to be responsive to your concerns. Also, we are updating the COVID-19 resources regularly, so please check the website for new additions. If you have a district-issued Chromebook, our technology team will be available Monday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Board of Education building for any issues you may have.
As I have shared with you earlier this week our goal was to ensure students had access and can log into the Google classrooms. Next week, our goals will be to communicate assignment completion and to communicate how we will assess student learning. Thank you again for all your efforts this week. Please continue to stay safe and take a break from the online world. Please reach out if you need me at email@example.com. We are Madison Strong!