Degrees and Certifications:
B.F.A. Art B.S. Visual Communications Teacher Certification K-12 Art M.Ed Educational Leadership
Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Families,
What a roller coaster we are on. And I don’t know about you, but it feels like I’m riding this roller coaster blind folded, with no way to predict what is coming next. What I do know is that there will be surprises, there will be twists and turns that scare us, but there will also be some amazing heights, with a new view of the world. We will get through this. I believe there are a lot of silver linings in this current situation, and even when faced with tough times, we can find the positive and grow through it all.
I don’t have answers to all your questions (or mine), but as I get more information I will pass it on to you. As we begin this adventure, it is very much a one step at a time event. Here are the answers to the most pressing questions I have received:
What are we going to do?
Phase 1 of the Remote Learning Plan goes for two weeks starting Monday April 13th. For Art, we are offering options you can pick and choose from, or continue your own pursuits, to keep your creative minds engaged. The art activities that are provided to you are all about making sure you have opportunities to be creative and expressive, but they are not a replacement for seeing you and working together in class. For right now, we are pausing current projects. We are still in the 'figuring this out' stage, and the elective classes have been encouraged to be very simple. I'm not sure when/if we will be getting back to our more specific curriculum, but I am hopeful that if nothing else, you are finding ways to be engaged in creating.
What about my projects?
Don't worry about picking anything up just yet from my room. I will absolutely make sure you get your things back – finished and unfinished artworks, and any personal supplies you may have in your storage bins. There will be another time later once we get a better handle on policy to get things picked up.
What about tools and supplies?
I am still awaiting approval and guidance on this issue, but at this current time we have been asked to provide learning options for the Remote Learning Plan that do not require you to have specific art tools or media on hand, so we will not be sending home supplies. If you took your art kit home before school closed, you can use it of course. At some point it will need to be turned back in, but that is still in planning stages.
What about my grades?
If you had any missing work from before the 13th, and it happens to be at home, you can finish it up and email me a photo of it so I can update your grade. If you have a project in progress at school that needs to be finished (only for projects that we did finish and turn in before the 13th) email or call me (instructions below) and we can make a plan.
If you need or want to contact your me, you can email at any time, or you can contact me during office hours, 1-2:30 pm M-F, by calling through Teams. From any phone, call 208-901-7702. When prompted, enter Conference ID 871 983 861# If multiple students call during the same time, you will be put on hold and I will answer calls in the order received. Thank you in advance for your patience as this is new learning for me and I will be doing my best.
I hope you are all safe, healthy, and well. I hope you are finding things that you are grateful for every day, and that you and your family have a chance to grow closer and find happiness in the small things. You are resilient, resourceful, empathetic, and amazing people, and I know you will take what you learn from this and make the world a better place. I miss all of you!
Please check out the Lowell Scott Artsonia page. This is an online art gallery of the art projects students make in class.