This message, from the Board of Education, was posted on Monday, September 7.
As the sun sets on the Summer of 2020, we wanted to take a moment to recognize our staff who have
been on the job under extraordinary uncertainty to plan for this very different school year.
Simply put, our administrators completed a staggering amount of work to prepare for the many possible
eventualities as months flew by and the guidance repeatedly changed. They worked into the nights and
over weekends, postponing personal time to ensure that our system would be as close to ready for
tomorrow as possible.
We would also like to recognize our teachers and staff who were integral to the process of finding
solutions and paths forward. Our fine educators make the crucial leap from planning to engaging our
children with the highest level of integrity.
Tomorrow we will open schools in a new and unprecedented way. Some changes will be inconvenient
and difficult, others will result in a new way to view education and may result in wonderful
advancements for our future.
Please take a moment to say thank you to your teachers and administrators for being ready for this
challenge, and let’s start this extraordinary school year …
- with a positive attitude,
- with a growth mindset,
- with appreciation,
- and with patience.
Good luck to all in the 2020-21 school year.