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First Day at LREI
September 9. 2020, the first day of school Dear LREI Community, I write to you just after the first day of school in this most novel of years. Not surprisingly, there was much about today that felt just so typical and so much that felt atypi (More)
Letter from Phil Kassen
July 2, 2020 Dear LREI Community, On behalf of the institution, I apologize for actions and inaction that have impacted the experiences of our Black families, students, faculty, and staff, as well as other community members of color, in such pa (More)
we will grow as a community
Dear LREI Community, By now many of you have heard of a series of Instagram accounts that share the experiences of Black students and families at independent schools. These accounts are named Blackat[schoolname]. BlackatLREI was created ye (More)
June 1, 2020 Dear LREI Community, I hope this note finds you well. We are now officially in the home stretch. Please read all of the way through this letter. After I share some thoughts you will find three important notes - one focused on now, one (More)
Dear LREI Families, That’s a wrap! Congratulations to all of our students on a terrific school year. A challenging year? You bet, AND one filled with learning and growth and achievement. We are so proud of you and so impressed with your work and par (More)
May 28, 2020 Dear LREI Community, I hope that this note finds you well. As always, please be in touch as needed if we can be of additional or increased support. I write today with an update on our plans for the coming year. As I begin, it is i (More)
May 26, 2020 Dear LREI Community, I hope this weekly message finds you well and finding meaning and comfort in our very challenging time. As always, please do not hesitate to be in touch if you need our support in any way at all. I set o (More)
May 18. 2020   Dear LREI Community, I hope that this note finds you well and enjoying the arrival of spring in full force.  Nice to have some promising weather. This week, a message from the Parents Association’s Asian-Am (More)
LREI@home 2020
May 4, 2020 Dear LREI Community, I hope this note finds you and yours well and finding new ways to successfully navigate this complex time. Please, if there is any way that we can be of support, do not hesitate to be in touch. We are solidly in th (More)
Earth Day
April 20, 2020 Dear LREI Community, I trust that you are well and that your family and friends are healthy. Please be sure to contact me or whoever at LREI with whom you are most comfortable speaking if there is anything we can do to su (More)
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One Response to “Getting Started!”

  1. Mark Silberberg Says:

    On the main timeline page can we swap the text with the highlights link? This would make the link to the highlights more obvious and the text really contextualizes the sublinks. Keep the highlights red. Maybe the text against a gray.

    Possible for there to be some kind of video running in the background of the main page instead of an image?

  2. Chap Says:

    I like the themes that will come to the community throughout the year – keeping some content away so folks don’t get overwhelmed but also enticing folks to be ready for what’s to come.

    In that same way, the fact that each of the items on a timeline will have enough details that yo can read off of the text of that timeline or click to read or see more.

  3. Kobi Says:

    Header: Has there already been consideration for the call out in the header? Perhaps “LREI 100” or “100 years of LREI” instead of We Are LREI?

    Return to Timeline instead of Back to List

    Half tone images along the background of the timeline should be consistent and not fade to solid grey color.

    Are “Highlights” select pieces of content that introduce each decade? Or is it an aggregate of all content? I think the tags that filter in content in different ways is ideal so a way to punctuate it would be make the highlights be the former to encourage searching and poking around.

    Icons along the center line should change to reflect the respective tag filters: 4C’s Icons, Number’s for, Chronology, Select Themes for each of the chosen themes.
    You may want to implement background images shown to reflects the tag filters as well.

  4. Kobi Says:

    Portal page
    Fonts perhaps should match the headers – perhaps sans serif, not serif?
    Call to action: More iconography (less text)introducing icon treatments for comments made above.These can be clean lined icons or perhaps icons that feel handwritten?
    i.e. Next to “Explore the Centennial Timeline” in the red box it should be an icon that calls viewers to click. Ideas: “Click” “Play” “Explore”
    Since the site is dynamic, maybe the icon calling viewers to click it, pulses?

    The main page favors the portal page so much it almost feels like nothing happened when you go from one page to the next. It’s also copy heavy. Can we streamline with icons with fewer words?

  5. Kobi Says:

    HEADER: As users hover over the tabs can we highlight with contrasting color?

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