July 6, 2020
North Rose-Wolcott Families:
It is hard to believe how quickly the end of the school year came. I would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2020. Your senior year looked different than any of us could have predicted, but you handled it with perseverance and resilience. Years from now you will be able to look back at how unique your situation was and share stories of your experiences and how the world changed so quickly. I encourage you to take time to reflect on how this period has impacted you and what you have learned from this pandemic. There is something to be learned from even the most difficult of circumstances.
We are now in the process of looking ahead to the 2020-21 school year. None of us know what things will look like in September when school is set to return, so we will be working diligently to develop plans for multiple scenarios. As we receive information from the governor and the New York State Education Department, we will adjust our plans accordingly to follow all executive orders and guidance from the State. Our number one priority is always to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and employees. We will work to make sure that we can safely provide all students a quality education, provide accountability, and support the learning process so that students continue to be prepared when the graduate NRW.
The last three months were certainly challenging. The educational system was flipped upside down and forced to reimagine how instruction was provided. Teachers had to shift the way they taught. Students were forced to learn in a new format. Parents found themselves more invoved in the educational process and were helping teach students at home. I know that the stress that placed on students and families was difficult, and I want to thank everyone for their flexibility and understanding as we navigated a landscape that had no road map to use as a reference.
I hope the summer is able to provide some time away and an opportunity to recharge before next school year so we are ready for whatever it may bring. We will communicate information and plans as they are developed. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions at any point. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (315) 594-3100 ext. 4414. Please stay safe this summer and take care of yourselves and each other.
North Rose-Wolcott High School