Dear Community,

The past ten months have been filled with uncertainty. COVID-19 has changed the lives we once led and has redefined our actions and routines. As we continue to navigate our new normal, one thing is for sure; The EdD Series team is still dedicated to increasing the graduation rate among students at Northside High School. You may recall during our last update, that we had cancelled our planned Saturday School program in March 2020 and rescheduled for September 2020. Unfortunately, these plans did not work out due further Covid-19 restrictions.

The EdD Series team is currently working to fulfill the GOT IT program’s mission as we work to find safe, educational options that will promote academic growth and excellence. We are currently working on the relaunch of GOT IT as we create alternate plans that will decrease class sizes for social distancing and provide virtual options for students, parents, and teachers. Our timelines are currently unknown, but we’re hopeful we can complete our project in 2021. We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion as we engage students using hands-on manipulatives.

Since we are a team driven by social, emotional, and academic growth for all students, we want to reassure our community that our planning has students in mind as we work to give students a voice and an educational platform where they feel safe to learn. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 data as we will use this data to make wise, informed decisions on how to proceed with GOT IT planning. We ask that we have your continued support and understanding as we make adjustments to a program that will make a positive impact on our community.

Brandi Clay
(Team Lead)