Dear Y.A.L.E. School Family,
In light of the news that Philadelphia schools will not reopen this school year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are grateful to our Y.A.L.E. School family for adapting quickly to the “new normal” of remote education. Parents and guardians have become educators. Dining rooms and dens have become classrooms. Our teachers and staff have moved their lesson plans online so Y.A.L.E. students didn’t miss a moment of their education.
We are thrilled to see how our Y.A.L.E. School community has overcome this new challenge and is now flourishing using online learning. Our teachers overwhelmed us with their creativity and dedication to make lessons fun and informative – like Erin Healy, who leads our 4th-8th Grade Autism (Verbal Behavior Program) Classroom. Since lessons were happening online, Ms. Healy created an online classroom – literally. Tour her virtual classroom here.
Like Ms. Healy, our entire team is dedicated to making sure all students and their families have the same support they have always received from Y.A.L.E. School – that’s why we’ve created a Remote Learning section of our website, to ensure our community stays informed, and stays together even though we are apart.
Look around, and you’ll find plenty of resources for families as well as updates from our staff and students, organized in the following way:
- A Parent Hub – Parents and guardians can find everything they need here to support their students, including advice from our experienced educators and staff, valuable information and ideas for fun learning activities at home, and even feedback and comments from other Y.A.L.E. families – we’re all in this together!
- Our Rise and Shine section for students – Y.A.L.E. School students continue to impress us with their can-do-anything attitude, so we’re showcasing their work! Plus, watch a video message from our staff to their much-missed students.
Despite the unprecedented challenges we continue to face, we will get through this together as one Y.A.L.E. School community. If you have questions about remote learning, please see our helpful training videos, or reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe, and stay in touch. Please share your updates and photos with us on social media using #YALESchoolRiseAndShine!
Warmly, Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team