Why did you decide on SKS?
It’s hard to believe it was only a year ago (in completely different times!) when we were touring SKS and deciding if it would be a good fit for Jack and our family. The strong, welcoming community attracted us to SKS. The school’s focus on not only academics, but also on developing the whole person is very important to us. These areas have proven to be even more important during these current times, and we are so grateful every day for the SKS community!
How was the transition for your kindergartener?
Starting kindergarten at a new school during a pandemic, we were unsure of what to expect. It had been about six months since Jack had been in school! SKS did a terrific job of welcoming all of the children back to a school environment and making both the kids (and parents!) feel safe and comfortable. The strong focus on how to be a good friend fosters such a warm environment and helped make the transition so smooth. Jack is constantly saying, “My teachers are SO nice!” We are so grateful for his teachers, the staff, and for all of the new friendships he is forming that helped make the transition so smooth!
What have you liked the most so far?
Jack would say, “my teachers, my friends, and the soft pretzels.” We have been so happy for Jack to have the opportunity to attend school in person and are amazed at how much he has learned in such a short amount of time. The teachers and staff are constantly going above and beyond to help the students learn and give them a slice of normalcy during these current times.
Has anything exceeded your expectations?
SKS’s health and safety plan and commitment to keeping the kids in school has far exceeded my expectations. When we started in September, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have been constantly amazed at their ability to adapt to changing conditions. Also, their ability to adapt traditional events such as Halloween to make things still fun for the kids despite the circumstances has been great. Thank you SKS for helping to keep our kids safe and in school!
– Laura Botzler