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SCHOOL CLOSED FROM MARCH 16—APRIL 6.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:15 AM

Dowling Parents and Caregivers,

I'm sure that you have seen the messages from the Governor, our Superintendent, as well as many others regarding the upcoming school closing. No doubt this raises many questions and concerns for all of us. In response to the COVID-19 crisis we are doing what we can to address issues as quickly and thoughtfully as we can. 
 
Some of the questions and concerns that we have received, as well our answers to them, are the following:
 
    1. Have there been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students or adults in MPS?  None at this time. 
 
    2. What are students supposed to do during the next eight days? During this time when there would have been school students will read books, do their online work in programs like Imagine Learning, Zearn, WOOT, Dreambox and others.  This is also a great time to do family activities.
 
    3. What will the teachers be doing during these eight days?  Working on lesson plans for online distance learning and supplemental work for IF we have to keep schools closed past April 6th. Distance learning will take different forms so that all students will have access to lessons and school work. Please continue to monitor the district websites to find out more about this part of the plan. 
 
Knowing that the availability of food is a challenge for some of our families, our district leaders will provide meals to children at 20 different sites throughout the city. A list of those sites is available on the MPS website. They will be open for business the next eight days beginning Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
 
As we move through this crisis together, let's not forget that most of us have never experienced anything like this or even know anybody who has. While we learn more about the disease we are also learning about our ability to handle the challenges it presents. I ask everybody to keep in mind that this will pass and someday soon we will be free of the Coronavirus. Until that day comes, let's do our best to keep  focused and support each other so we can beat this thing.
 
 
Take care,   
 
Lloyd E. Winfield, Ed.D
Principal
Michael Dowling School 
Urban Environmental Magnet
(612) 668-4410
 

Waalidka iyo Daryeelayaasha,

waan hubaa inaad aragteen farriimaha ka imanaya Guddoomiyaha, kormeeraha guud, iyo sidoo kale kuwo kale oo badan oo ku saabsan xidhitaanka dugsiga ee soo socda. Shaki la'aan tani waxay kicisaa su'aalo iyo walaacyo badan oo nagu saabsan. Iyada oo laga jawaabayo xiisadda COVID-19 waxaan sameyneynaa waxaan kari karno si aan wax uga qabanno arrimaha sida ugu dhakhsaha badan uguna fikirka badan ee aan awoodno.

 

Qaar ka mid ah su'aalaha iyo walaacyada aan helnay, iyo sidoo kale jawaabihii aan ka helnay, waa kuwan soo socda:

 

    1. Ma jiraan kiisas la xaqiijiyay oo COVID-19 ah oo lagu sameeyay ardayda ama dadka waaweyn ee ku jira MPS? Waqtigaan midkoodna.

 

    2. Maxey ardaydu samaynaysaa sideeda maalmood ee soo socda? Inta lagu guda jiro wakhtigan oo ay jiri lahaayeen arday dugsi ayaa aqrin doona buugaag, ku qabanaya shaqadooda khadka tooska ah barnaamijyada sida Qiyaasta barashada, Zearn, WOOT, Dreambox iyo kuwa kale. Tani sidoo kale waa wakhti aad u wanaagsan oo lagu sameeyo nashaadaadka qoyska.

 

    3. Maxay macallimiintu samayn doonaan sideeddan maalmood? Ka shaqeynta qorshayaasha casharka ee barashada fogaanta khadka tooska ah ee internetka iyo shaqada dheeriga ah ee loogu talagalay Hadiiay dugsiyadu sii xidhnaadaan Abriil-6 deeda ka dib. Barashada masaafada waxay ku qaadan doontaa qaabab kaladuwan si ardayda oo dhami ay u helaan casharo iyo shaqo iskuulka. Fadlan sii wad la socoshada shabakadaha degmada si aad wax badan uga ogaato qaybtan qorshaha.

 

Ogaanshaha in helitaanka cunnadu ay caqabad ku tahay qaar ka mid ah qoysaskayaga, hogaamiyaasheena degmadu waxay cunno ku siin doonaan carruurta 20 goobood oo kala duwan oo magaalada ah. Liistada boggagaas waxaa laga heli karaa websaydhka 'MPS'. Waxay u furnaan doonaan meheradda siddeedda maalmood ee soo socota oo bilaabmaya Talaadada 10: 00-2: 00 pm

 

Maaddaama aan si wadajir ah uga gudbayno dhibaatadan, ha iloobin in badankeenna weligood arag wax sidan oo kale ah ama aanan aqoon xataa qof arkay. Inta aan wax badan ka barannayno cudurkan, waxaan sidoo kale barannaynaa awoodda aan u leenahay in aan wax ka qabanno caqabadaha la soo bandhigo. Waxaan ka codsanayaa qof walba inuu maskaxda ku hayo in tani ay dhaafi doonto isla markaana maalin uun aan ka xoroobi doonno cudurka 'Coronavirus'. Ilaa maalintaas ay timaaddo, aan dadaalkeenna wadno isna taageersano si’aan uga guulaysano xanuunkan.

 

Waad ku mahadsan tihiin,

 

Lloyd E. Winfield, Ed.D

Maamulaha Dugsiga

Michael Dowling

Magnet Environmental Magnet

(612) 668-4410