Last updated on April 22, 2021
As I shared in the video I posted to the District’s website on March 28, 2020, I never imagined I would be closing school for an extended period. COVID-19 and the closing of schools has created many challenges. Most serious are the health risks. There is the economic impact. Then, there is the impact on schools and everything that happens within a school day. As a district, we are continuing to provide meals to those who have requested breakfast and lunch. We are encouraging daily physical activity… implementing proper social distancing of course. We continue to provide instruction and learning opportunities to keep minds active and the learning process going through distance learning. Most importantly, we are trying to maintain the relationships and student engagement. Faculty, staff and administrators are most concerned about the social and emotional well-being of our students. To all students K-12, please do your part to connect with teachers. The easiest way to make that connection is through email. Some faculty, staff and administrators are using other means of communication as well, but if you have not been communicating, please reach out and email a teacher, administrator or counselor to say hello. We want to hear from you. As I mentioned, COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges. Nobody should face these challenges alone. I would also share that we can control the level to which these challenges influence our attitude. You can determine if the glass is half empty or half full. With that said, some days are harder than others are and all of us can use a little support at times. We are here for you. By the time you read this, I am not sure if it will be determined we can return to school safely or if the closure is extended. If it is safe to return on the 29th of April, we will be ecstatic to see all of you. If the closure is extended, do not let that define you. Let’s stay positive and appreciate all that we do have. I know we are losing so much by not being in school and for that, I am disheartened, but most importantly is that we maintain our health, both mentally and physically. Continue to practice social/physical distancing and together we will stop the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to do the work your teachers are providing. Continue to stay active, both mind and body and take advantage of this time to be with family… that time is most precious. Stay engaged with family, friends, faculty, staff and administrators. We all wish this was not happening, but there are some things that are simply out of our control. Control what you can because it is your attitude that will determine the outcome of each situation.
There is one thing that has not changed and that is how much WE miss you and wish all of you good health!