The 2020-2021 school year is around the corner and districts are working towards what the new school year will look like. Thus, here are the latest answers to several frequently asked questions. We will give updates as they come. Thank you for your concern, patience, and commitment to Education Connection and the students we serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – Are we able to read “virtually” (Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, etc.) with students?
A – No. Currently, for liability reasons, Education Connection is not able to have volunteers meet with students on a “live” virtual platform.
Q – Can I contact the parent/guardian directly to keep in contact with the student I worked with?
A – No, we are not able to have access to the students’ personal information in order to contact them. However, if you would like to send a message to your student, you can send the teacher(s) you were matched with that message, and they can forward it to the student. IF the parent responds back; before you reply, make sure the teacher and your Literacy Partner Coordinator are copied on any/all communication with the parent.
Q – Can I meet with my students in person to give them their “end-of-year” book?
A – No. We are not allowed to meet with students away from school and during non-school hours. Please hold onto the books for students. When we are allowed back on campus, you can meet with your student from last year and give them the book. Other plans might be arranged with your Literacy Partner Coordinator or School Coordinator. Please contact the Coordinators with further questions.
Q – With the uncertainty of the 2020-21 school year, what can I do?
A – Great question. Pray for our leaders, students/families, teachers, and school staff.
Send the teachers you have worked with a quick “Hi” or “I’m thinking about you” email and continue to check-in with others.
Show love and kindness to others (and yourself).
Please watch your emails. The future for Education Connection 2020-21 will be announced in August
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