April 3, 2020 – On the morning of April 3rd, the staff at Clear Creek School were ready for the first drive-thru Distance Learning packet drop off and pick up. Families began arriving at 9AM to drop off the first two weeks worth of work and pick up the next. While all teachers are holding virtual class, some of the school population has limited access to the internet. The pencil and paper packets provide all students with the grade level material they need to continue their school year.

“It has been heartwarming seeing the kids and their families! They are still our students and we have such a vested interest in their lives. We want to continue being a part of their lives even if it’s at a distance,” said Andrea Hansen, the Kindergarten teacher.

As cars pulled up, there were smiles, waves, cheers, and air hugs exchanged along with individual packets of work. “I love getting to see everyone! Seeing all the smiles has just been wonderful!” said second grade teacher, Helen Cope.

Some families made the drop off an opportunity to show their appreciation for the staff as well. Banners and bubbles made the reunion a celebration.

“I am so proud of my committed, dedicated staff for meeting the challenges of these unprecedented times. They are compiling quality learning packets that our students are working so hard to complete. I appreciate their willingness to provide ongoing academic and moral support for our school community.” said Carolyn Cramer, Superintendent/Principal. “We are family here, and this morning’s exchange has been very successful. We are looking forward to a strong finish to the school year in spite of all the challenges.”