Happy Friday before spring break. I know that we are all in need of some time “away”, and I hope that the next week will allow you opportunities to spend this much-deserved time with family and friends. Please be safe!
I attended our Regional Sterling Scholar event yesterday evening, and I was reminded of all the great work our kids are doing: all with support from families and wonderful, caring educators. These students are accomplishing some phenomenal things, and are to be commended for their dedication to these accomplishments. A huge thank you to their families and all those in our school communities and our community at-large that provide support to them and all of our students! Here is our COVID data for this week:
Total Positive cases since August 25th – 625
Total student positive cases – 460
Total employee positive cases –165
Total current active cases – 13
Total recovered cases – 612
Positive student cases related to school attendance – 36
Positive employee cases related to school attendance – 12
Total number of employees and students currently quarantined – 57
Total number of students quarantined since August 25th – 2,633
Total number of employees quarantined since August 25th – 204
As I’ve thought about what it takes for us to realize our potential as well as play a part in helping our students to discover theirs, I was reminded of the beautiful lyrics to David Archuleta’s “Glorious” (video link included below). No matter from where we receive our inspiration, we are all part of a “symphony”, of sorts: each of us playing a part in life’s journey, each of us giving and accepting service, each of us responsible for promoting civility… acting civilly, each of us having courage to do hard things while being kind and gracious to all.
“Everyone plays a piece, and there are melodies in each one of us… it’s glorious!”
You all continue to play an important “part” in the realization of your students’, colleagues’, families’ and communities’ “symphony”, and I am so grateful to be included!
With love and appreciation,