Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I hope that the first days of school went extremely well for your child. On behalf of the whole Upper School team, I want to thank you all for your preparation and flexibility. The first days of school went off without a hitch, all because you took the time to review the information about the new school year and to prepare your child for the new school year. We appreciate you dropping off your child prior to 8:25am each day and your caution in the drop-off lanes. Drop off and pick up are getting easier every day! Your partnership is invaluable, and we are so grateful for all that you do to help the school day run smoothly.
I would also like to thank our incredible staff members, who spent countless hours, days, and weeks preparing for the return of our students. We truly have the best team around, and your students are in the most capable hands! Watching the teachers create their magic in the classroom has been a highlight for me, and it’s incredible to see our students so engaged. It was also wonderful to see students together in their grade level groups on the first day of school, participating in community-building activities and reengaging with one another!
While everything has still not returned to “normal” as we once knew it, the progress that we have been able to make since the last year is truly remarkable, and it is clear that the changes in guidelines have been refreshing for both staff and students. The middle school courtyard is abuzz again, as students move between classrooms and follow their normal middle school schedule. Teachers are very happy to be back in their own classrooms, and students are doing a fantastic job learning their schedules. This is no easy feat, and I know that by the end of this week, they will all have their schedule down pat!
Recess and lunch have been another highlight for all of our students. I have so enjoyed watching them get to enjoy all that our campus has to offer again. Upper School students have access to the play structure, the turf field, the blacktops, and the softball field. There is no shortage of room to run and play, and the smiles on our students’ faces says it all!
Thank you again for your support, and here’s to a successful and joyous school year!