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SV forms post-pandemic committee

Over the past 14 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on nearly every facet of our daily lives. How we work, shop, socialize and learn are only a few of life’s activities that have been changed by the conditions brought forth by the pandemic.  

As a school district, we have been forced to rethink nearly every aspect of how we operate within our respective facilities, how we serve our community and how we best support the learning of our students.  As we see a post-pandemic world on the horizon, we must now take some time to reflect on our successes, struggles and opportunities to grow and even transform as a school district.   

We wanted to make you aware that, over the next three months, a committee of parents, teachers, administrators, school board members, and non-teaching professionals within the District will be gathering to discuss the following ideas that have emerged from our experiences during the pandemic:

  • What new ideas, strategies, and resources used during this time should be kept as we move into the 2021-2022 school year and beyond?
  • What new skills were learned during the pandemic that should continue to be emphasized and fostered as we move forward?
  • What parts of teaching and learning that were eliminated or de-emphasized during the pandemic should perhaps never return?
  • What student needs (i.e. hunger and mental health) were magnified by the pandemic and must continue to be addressed moving into the next school year and beyond?  
     

A high degree of disruption to the way we were accustomed to doing things has allowed us to gain a better understanding of ourselves and our systems while identifying previously unseen opportunities to reevaluate our practices for teaching and learning.  We look forward to leveraging our experiences to evolve as a stronger educational system as a whole and a clearer representation of an institution focused on learning for all our students.   

Results of the Post-Pandemic Committee’s work this summer will be shared with the Seneca Valley School Board members and stakeholders during a future board meeting.