As I write this on the first of March, I am reflecting back on the first three-fourths of the school year and I am proud of our staff and students for all they have done to get us to this point. To say that this has been a unique school year is an understatement. We have transitioned between the hybrid model and five days per week in person learning. There was even a short stretch when one grade level was fully remote. At this point, our students have all been attending daily for the last month. It has been wonderful to see our Vikings back together and to have them in our classrooms every day. We have always been proud of our staff and students’ ability to persevere during difficult situations, and this year they certainly deserve to be commended for their efforts. Our staff found a way to deliver lessons to their students, whether that meant in person or online. Our students, in turn, learned to respond to these new ways to receive their education and remain active even when they were not in the classroom. Our digital academy has also offered an avenue for a number of our students to learn fully online.
In addition to commending our staff and students, our parents and guardians also deserve recognition. I know this has not been easy on you, and you have continued to adjust to the necessary changes that have come along the way. I am grateful for your understanding and assistance during this unprecedented school year.
As we reach the final nine weeks of the school year, I hope we can all approach it with the same ‘ALL In’ attitude that we have come to expect from all of our Vikings and finish the year strong. While we do not know what the future will bring, I am certain that we will continue to persevere and grow.