Overcoming Pandemic Impacts

Overcoming Pandemic Impacts:
Fall 2022 Report on Gladstone Schools

Dear Gladstone families,

You may have heard about the release of state test scores from last spring. These demonstrate the impacts of interrupted learning during the pandemic. Today we want to share Gladstone’s test results with you, as well as our plans to help students move forward successfully.

We knew from the beginning that it would take time and targeted support programs for students to regain lost ground. In response, our district has launched many strategic initiatives, hired staff in key areas, and refocused our Culture of Care strategies to address emotional needs.

The attached report, Overcoming Pandemic Impacts, describes the many strategies we have in place in each school. These plans are already underway, and students are making steady progress as they settle into a more normal school routine this fall.

Thank you for your ongoing support of your child’s education. Together, schools and families will help students recover from the challenges of the past 30 months.

Sincerely,

Bob Stewart, Superintendent
Gladstone Schools