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    A Letter from Our Principal
    Posted on 10/29/2020












    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020


    Dear Seattle World School Community,


    At Seattle World School, our staff and students are finding old and new ways to communicate, learn new skills, and engage with each other as a community.  We must continue to collaborate toward the transformation of ourselves and our shared world.  While COVID remains a crisis in progress and its impact far reaching, we have an opportunity to equip ourselves with the strength of our diversity and the power of our unity in learning as much as we can every day.  We must come together as a world community in order to overcome the challenges of our times.  We can do it! 


    While I am proud of our community and the work we have done so far to connect with students and families, we need to continue to strengthen our partnership with our whole community to educate ourselves to ensure we can all survive and thrive in this new world.  Here are a few reminders to support our ongoing effort:   


    • Attend school and practice learning daily:  Live online instruction with a teacher is from 9am-noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week. 
      • Every afternoon and on Wednesdays, students also have opportunities to meet with their teachers in small groups and practice learning on their own with tools provided by the teacher. 
      • Students supporting their families can work with their teachers, Bilingual instructional assistants and our counseling staff to come up with a plan to keep up with their studies and attend to their family’s needs. 
    • Learning with friends:  Reach out to your classmates and explore learning together in pairs or small groups.  Students can read, write, question, and discover new ideas and build on each other’s thinking in small learning groups to prepare ideas for class. 
    • Challenge the community and the world:  Reach out to your teachers, parents, classmates and community members to respectfully demand an opportunity to engage in teaching and learning that is relevant, inspiring, and connected in order to help us all make a difference in the world. 
    • Set Goals for Life and Learning:  A good goal can help you improve every day.  By engaging with your goal, little by little, and every day, you will make gains and achieve great success. 
      • Learning is a journey in which we can explore, discover, and recover the best of who we are as a humanity and how we can be in the world as a global community. 


    The Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools has announced that we will be in remote learning through January 28th, 2021.  Now that we know this we can plan and operationalize what we need to thrive in the process.  Over the coming months, we must stay connected, remain patient, act with grace, and persist in asking the questions that need to be asked.   Thank you to our students, families, staff, and community partners for all we are doing to make sense of our new tools and processes to support this new learning challenge. 


    In Solidarity,


    Bruno Cross, Ed.D.



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    If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness. By giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Drum Major Instinct, February 4, 1968