Dear Kumon Families,
Rarely are we faced with a situation that impacts us all like the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to ensure you during this challenging time that the health and safety of our students, families, and staff is our number one priority.
Kumon of Edmond-West has been monitoring the pandemic very closely and is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local authorities. The situation is evolving rapidly, and we continue to update our Center operations as we learn more.
Late last week, as it became clear that the country was moving towards social distancing, we were asked to follow our local school districts’ lead in closing. As the State of Oklahoma has made the decision to close schools, our Center will not be holding class hours for the time being. However, we are still working very hard to support our students by offering worksheet distribution and at-home study.
Kumon’s Mission states, “By discovering the potential of each individual and developing his or her ability to the maximum, we aim to foster sound, capable people and thus contribute to the global community.” We take our mission seriously, and understand the role that our Centers play in our communities and our students’ education and growth.
As such, we are doing everything we can to ensure that our students’ study sees as little interruption as possible during this time. We are working to provide worksheets for any student who wishes to continue their study at home. We are happy to be available to support our students remotely.
We feel that Kumon Students are uniquely positioned to handle this crisis. Our ultimate goal is to develop independent self-learners, capable of studying any subject and overcoming any challenge. As our children’s schools are interrupted, Kumon Students are already prepared to study without the constant supervision of a classroom teacher. They have developed confidence and perseverance, and learned skills like using examples and careful review of directions to figure out answers. We are confident that they will face this challenge with their usual determination.
For those who wish to see as few interruptions to their study as possible, we will be here. Keeping a consistent routine can help children who are facing upheaval and uncertainty. Consistent, daily practice is a key component of skill development, and we are available to support our students.
As your partners in learning, we are here to help.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
Your Team at Kumon of Edmond-West