Good Day Flamingo Family,
By now you have either attended our Virtual Open House or touched base with your child's teacher and are ready for the 2020-2021 school year. We will begin with morning announcements and a warm-up activity, with live instruction beginning no later than 8:30 am. Flamingo teachers have been training and collaborating this summer to ensure that our students get the very best virtual education possible. The start of this school year will look and feel very different from the end of last school year, as every effort is being made to model a typical day at school. Instruction will be delivered live in either whole or small group, as well as art, physical education and media; ensuring that each and every child is receiving a quality educational program.
Our assistant principal, Ms. Hillary Arroyo will be available to assist families for the first few weeks. She will then be on maternity leave until December 7. Taking her place during the interim will be Mr. Marc Horowitz. Mr. Horowitz is a veteran educator, is qualified to be a school administrator, and those of you who have worked with him know just how knowledgeable and efficient he is.
Our building will be open every day from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm every day to assist our families. No question or concern is too big or too small for us to handle, as we will work together to solve any issue that comes our way.
As prepared as we are, and as good as we will be, we know and understand that face to face instruction is really what our students need. Our teachers and staff are as equally disappointed as our parents and students. Our Superintendent, Mr. Runcie, will be reevaluating the current pandemic conditions every two weeks. I am confident that we will be back on campus soon. Until that time, the entire faculty and staff have fully committed to serving our students and families by providing the very best education and customer service despite the challenges and uncertainty.
I am looking forward to a terrific and very successful school year.
Philip Bullock - Principal