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From the Superintendent's Desk

Subject: Superintendents Desk

We have now been in school for about a month. The students are glad to be back, the parents are glad they are back and we for sure are glad we are open again.  Normal, not by any means, but WE ARE BACK!!!

WE ARE TEACHERS:   We are trying very hard right now. Trying to learn how to do our jobs and keep your child safe. We do not need your criticism. We do need your suggestions and need your support. We are not lucky we are blessed to be able to be here. We don’t have a face image to maintain. What you see is what you get. Some days we are amazing, other days we are a wreck. But everyday we are who we are and we are doing our best in a very hard situation. It is ok for us all to have an opinion. It is ok to disagree with someone’s opinion. What is not ok is to humiliate someone because we don’t think the same way. We need to set examples and show respect. Our society needs more respect for one another. We live our lives with purpose. We care for others and we can make a difference.

WE ARE PARENTS:  As a parent we want to do everything to protect our children. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges.  This virus has upended family life all around us. At school, at work, physical distancing and it is a lot to navigate through for everyone, but especially parents. Whether parents want their children to wear masks, play sports, or whatever it is strictly up to their discretions. Parents, however, are the leaders and should always use positive actions and words when talking to their child. Students need to communicate with their friends. You, as parents, can help your child connect through social media and other safe distancing ways. This is something the student and parent can do together. The child learns from the parent. That is your job. So at the end of the day being connected helps them to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and encourages them to continue with their lives. How the parent acts and behaves in front of others is a big influence on the student. COVID-19 crisis isn’t forever but for now we just have to get through it one day at a time.

WE ARE STUDENTS:  Schools are an important part of the infrastructure of communities and play an important role in supporting students. To have school we have had to learn social distancing, seating six feet apart, how we receive our meals, traffic flow throughout the school building, reconfiguration of the commons area, holding some classes or physical education outside and even discontinuing some activities that bring together large groups of people or activities that do not allow for social distancing. We have had to learn to wear masks or sign waivers if we choose not to wear a mask. Our education as we knew it has changed.

Education today is in a crisis. Schools, parents, communities and students need to work together to ensure every child has the resources needed to get to school and thrive, regardless of circumstances. All students need to have the chance to get the kind of instruction they need to succeed. It is in everybody’s best interest to solve the problems. We can achieve this by working together. By investing in education we are making a commitment to shape a path to economic development. Let’s make that commitment and give the students the ability to think, learn and evolve no matter what the challenges that await them tomorrow. Let’s unleash their potential to benefit the world.  

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