Dear SAU 70 School Community,
If there is any truth to the saying "no news is good news" we can all rest easy tonight. No new directives from the states, no new warnings from the health departments, just encouragement to continue staying home and social distancing to slow the outbreak. As we enter our second week of remote learning, we're all becoming well-practiced Zoomers. With all this screen time, I had to remind myself to take frequent breaks, but then disregarded my own advice and ended up using half a bottle of Visine to soothe my eyes this evening! Please be sure your family walks away from your computers, iPads, and phones frequently enough to rest your eyes each day! The American Optometric Association recommends a fifteen-minute break after two hours of continuous computer screen use. They also suggest looking up and focusing on the distance every 20 minutes or so to avoid eye strain. As we all continue to adapt to this prolonged period of remote learning, it will be important that we find ways to help each other stay well. Your principals will continue to keep you informed about specific school matters, and I'll be in touch tomorrow with any district-wide news. One thing I'll share tomorrow is the new protocol for school board meetings...