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Mountain Song Community School teachers, parents excited for School Choice Week

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 23:35:01-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — It's School Choice Week across Colorado, but it may look a little different for families this year.

For Mountain Song Community School, a public Waldorf Charter School in Colorado Springs, school tours will be virtual as well as parent information night which is Thursday.

While it hasn't been the ideal school year, teachers, parents, and students adapting to meet the new normal.

"They've been quite adaptable. They've got along, attended all of their classes online," said Rebecca Kilibarda.

She has two children in the charter school and says she's grateful for the opportunity to choose which school her children attend. Both kids returned to in-person learning Monday.

"They've had the best time and have been waking up excited to go to class," said Kilibarda.

She says the school has been very flexible during the pandemic.

"Every month you can choose what's right for your family. So whatever your choice, you're not stuck with it forever," said Kilibarda.

School Choice look may look a little different, but teachers and staff excited for the school year ahead. They plan to return completely in-person next fall.

"We're really hoping to have a normal school year this year and what makes Mountain Song really unique is that we teach for head, heart, and hands so we emphasize academic rigor as well as social and emotional learning," said Dr. Teresa Woods, Principal of Mountain Song Community School.

Teachers also looking forward to a new school and implementing techniques they've learned over the course of the pandemic.

"Kiddos maybe aren't touching the same materials and things. So organizationally, I think I'll carry some things over. Remote learning has challenged me as a teacher to come up with creative and innovative ways to make connections with children," said Shannon Lang, First Grade Teacher.

For information on enrollment or to learn more about the school, visit their website here.