Dr. Stalling's Letter on School Closure
March 16, 2020
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Booker T. Washington High School:
Norfolk Public Schools’ staff are dedicated to providing opportunities for students to continue learning during this period of school closures. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction staff have created Learning in Place plans for all subjects in every grade level to ensure students are provided with learning experiences while they are away from school. You may pick up the learning packets from the school beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00am.
Learning packets with multiple lessons and activities for every subject will also be available on the Norfolk Public Schools website beginning Tuesday, March 17th. Visit the Norfolk Public Schools website (www.npsk12.com) and click on “Learning in Place Plans.” Select your child’s appropriate level (elementary, middle or high school), and then select the grade level (Pre-K through 5) or the content area for middle and high school. You will find learning activities for Reading/English, History, Math, Science, and all of the resource areas and electives (Art, Health, Foreign Language, and Music).
You may also access the Learning in Place Plans and other assignments on the school’s website beginning March 17 (www.npsk12.com/btw). Additionally, our teachers and school counselors will maintain office hours from 10:00am- 2:00pm effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020 (weekdays only). During those times you may reach out to them via email and/or telephone. Email addresses for the teachers and school counselors are listed on the school’s website.
Paper copies of the Learning in Place plans can also be obtained where Grab-n-Go meals will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17th, through Friday, March 27th (weekdays only). The meal service locations are: Azalea Garden Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, Camp Allen Elementary, Coleman Place Elementary, James Monroe Elementary, Lake Taylor School, Norview Elementary, Oceanair Elementary, P.B. Young Elementary, Southside STEM Academy, Suburban Park Elementary and St. Helena Elementary.
Please remind your child(ren) how important it is to complete their Learning in Place plans before they return to school. We deeply appreciate your patience and support during this challenging time!
Margie G. Stallings
Margie G. Stallings, Ed.D.
Booker T. Washington High School
Dr. Margarietta Stallings, Principal
1111 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 628-3575·Fax: (757) 628-3566·www.npsk12.com