Well, that was awful. My heart goes out to the families affected by Hurricane Harvey and while my family was extremely fortunate, I can’t really comprehend, and really don’t know what to say to help. I can volunteer and donate, but that won’t take away pain from the people who lost everything.
As a teacher whose first year was during Hurricane Ike in League City, I remember that making the year as normal as possible was important for both students and faculty. This is our schedule through Sept. 15 with a few notes: first, if you have any needs (lost/damaged textbook, supplies, etc.), please let me know as soon as possible. Second, please let me know if you need advice on how to manage the class workload in addition to your other (more important) priorities with your families. Third, if your living condition has changed since before the storm, please let me know privately if you feel the need to.
Though this is a difficult time, it is best to return to some sort of normalcy as soon as we can. With that said, I will do my best to remember that some of you may have gone through a lot. Remember though that when we take the AP Exam in May that you’ve now been through something 10,000x tougher than what the College Board throws at you.