Julia's Garden Newsletter ?: School Closed Per City Shelter Regulations Until April 13th, Distance Learning Survey, 2020/2021 Tuition Relief and More Ways to Stay Safe During COVID-19
I hope this note finds you and your family well today. I am writing to provide a COVID-19 update that affects our community. I know you are concerned, and so am I, so I wanted to make sure we shared some helpful reminders on how you can keep safe, as well as updates on what we are doing to support your family, as we continue to maneuver through this experience together.
Campus Closed Until April 13th
In response to the Stay Home/Work Safe Order issued by the City of Austin and Travis county, Julia’s Garden will be closed through April 13. Even though our school is not open, we are facilitating continuous learning opportunities for our students. JG staff and families should prepare for schools to be closed for a longer period of time.
Families are encouraged to connect with their guide(s) for instructional activities to use while at home. These activities are designed to keep up learning and can be used as a resource for our families. These resources will continue to be available until our campus can re-open safely.
Remember, you are your child’s best teacher. Education is a partnership and this is an opportunity to connect with your child, discovering his/her skills and building a foundation that will last for months, even years, to come. This time together, although undeniably stressful, can be also be precious.
Organic Eats for Kids
Lena is cooking up yummy family-style meals for the whole family to enjoy! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to take a break from daily cooking and enjoy a healthy meal delivered to your doorstep. This is a wonderful opportunity to support a local business that has done so much for our community.
Financial Assistance for the 2020/2021 School Year
We will continue to offer resources and support to you through learning from home. And, while we are not able to offer refunds, we understand this situation is impacting our families. Julia’s Garden Montessori has collaborated with the Julia’s Garden Fund to find a way to respond to the needs of the community. Moving forward, we are offering $30,000 in tuition assistance to families for the 2020/2021 school year.
What this means for you: By request, a 5 - 10% discount is available for 2020/2021 tuition to each enrolled family. Priority will be given to returning families but funding may be available for new families. We will know more as more resources become available what we can offer and will consider every request. We want to work with you. If you are able to pay the full tuition price, or have already accepted a scholarship from the fund, we kindly ask that you pass that savings onto another family. We are all in this together and every little bit helps.
Our programming starts with your family: a family that choose us above all other programs to be the one to love, educate and care for your child during his/her formative years. We are 100% committed to seeing this through. Let’s help one another see the other side of this.
Tips and Reminders for Staying Safe and Healthy
Above all else, be safe, and take this quarantine seriously. Without health, we have nothing.
The best way to lessen the effects of COVID-19 in our community is to:
Katherine Parlette Hunter
Founder/Head of School
The Julia’s Garden Montessori School 🌸
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