Update from Headmaster

Dear Families,
 
We have just completed our fourth week of distance learning. Our teachers have engaged students in thoughtful instruction while keeping school routines as familiar as possible. We appreciate the positive words and encouragement from students and families.
 
I know this is a difficult time for families, especially if you have small children. You are juggling jobs and household duties in addition to helping your children with school work and activities. Please take the breaks you need and let us know how we can help. Our partnership is even more important now.
 
I am proud that our challenging curriculum can continue without creating gaps in knowledge and skill. Recognizing that Cape Cod Academy was one of the very first schools to kick off distance learning as soon as stay-in-place recommendations were made, I am confident our students will not miss a beat and will not have to play catch up when in-school classes resume.
 
Assessment is a part of our course design and instruction, whether classes are delivered face-to-face or “from a distance”. With that in mind, third trimester mid-term grades and comments for grades 6 – 11 will be coming out next Friday. These reports will inform you of your child’s progress and offer suggestions for improvement or continued success. Please contact your child’s teacher, advisor, or me if you have any questions.

Next week is our last week of classes before April vacation. Although this will certainly be a unique vacation week, I hope it offers students time to relax after working hard to tackle a new way of learning. Let’s all continue to reach out and check in with each other. 
 
--- Jeff Thompson, Headmaster
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