Principal's Message

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    Dear Sawgrass Families,

    As we endeavor to start the 2020-2021 School Year, there are many obstacles that we will need to navigate and overcome.  First most, will be to start the school year with E-Learning versus the traditional face-to-face learning environment that we are all accustomed to.  Meanwhile, the amazing Sawgrass Staff and I are committed to making the E-Learning experience and our eventual transition back to face-to-face learning as smooth as possible for all our learners.

    Our mission now is to ready each teacher, student and their families to best prepare them for the return to school.  Teachers are currently engaged in training that will foster improvements in E-Learning and teacher-to-student interaction.  We also will be extending opportunities to each student and their family to interact with the E-Learning platform or“CANVAS” which can be accessed through each child’s SSO Launchpad before the commencement of the 20-21 School Year.  More information about accessing CANVAS can be found on the school’s home web page.

    With all the challenges that our community is currently facing, we will rise to the occasion, work together and support all our school community in the best ways possible.  Let us all work together to position our community for the physical return to school by ensuring we all practice social distancing, the wearing of masks and constant cleaning of hands.  I cannot wait for the day when we can physically open the school doors to all of you again! Until then we will work hard to maintain our communications and connectivity in the “virtual space”.

    Be Well!

    Stephen DeCotis, Principal