By Staff Reports
(Victorville)–Into the eight month of this world-wide pandemic, Taylion High Desert Academy (THDA) continues to support each of their students’ individualized academic environment, from providing free meals to loaning tools such as Chromebooks and internet hotspots.
Since April and continuing throughout the remainder of the school year, packaged meals have been distributed to THDA students each Tuesday and Thursday. Between the hours of 11am and 1:30 pm, students and their families are able to stop by the Taylion site on Hwy 395 to submit their completed school assignments and pick up lunches from school employees wearing masks and practicing social distancing. At that time, students can also obtain new assignments left by their teachers for the upcoming week. “Our resolve to keep our students and staff safe will not waiver,” said THDA Principal, Aaron Ritter.
“This is why we are ensuring students have all the materials and devices they need to continue to learn from home and still have access to educators and resources,” Ritter explained.
With distance learning taking a more central role in education in 2020, Taylion is offering all students additional tools such as Chromebooks and, for those who don’t have access to internet, THDA has a partnership with Sprint’s 1 Million Project which will be providing hotspots with one free device and free wireless service for up to four years.
“With a possible virus surge looming, we encourage all students to notify us if they are in need of tools to continue their learning.”
Taylion High Desert Academy is dedicated to supporting the needs of their valued students and will continue to explore ways to assist them academically and emotionally as the months ahead unfold.
Ritter also mentioned that the school is asking staff members to remain vigilant of any possible exposure to the virus or symptoms. “It takes everyone to keep us safe. We all have a role to play. Our kids’ education is our top priority.”
For more information on THDA, our classes and our caring staff call (760) 843-6622. Also, make sure to visit the charter school online at www.taylion.com.