SAOA Elementary: 2nd Trimester Planning Survey

October 16th, 2020

For SAOA Elementary

As we progress into the school year, we hope that your children are adjusting to online instruction and are thriving in the Souderton Area Online Academy (SAOA). We know the pandemic continues to present a host of challenges to education this school year, but we are striving to provide the best possible educational experience for all of our students.

As you know, the Souderton Area School District is also operating an in-person model in our schools, requiring social distancing and masks. While we believe your child’s continued enrollment in SAOA will provide the most consistent educational experience, we want to respect each family's preferences. As we look ahead to the end of the first trimester (for elementary students) and first semester (for secondary students in grades 6 through 12), we want to begin to plan for any changes.

Please complete the SAOA Elementary 2nd Trimester SURVEY to assist us with planning. Filling out this survey does not commit you to a choice. This is just providing data for our planning purposes. Families should know that returning a child to in-person instruction may require that their child be assigned to a different teacher. For returning elementary students, the first day of in-person instruction will be Monday, December 7th. A similar survey will be sent to parents of secondary SAOA students in December as we prepare for the semester change.

Again, we understand this school year brings with it many extremely difficult choices. We are working as hard as we can to rise above the many challenges the pandemic has presented, while remaining optimistic and focusing on excellent instruction for all of our students.