The 2020-21 school year started on August 18, and I have a great number of “Thank Yous” that need to be said. First of all, our principals and teachers have been singing the praises of parents and students as we all have been adjusting to living out the new rules that were put in place to keep us all safe. THANK YOU for your consideration and care of your fellow LCSS family members. Doing daily health checks, wearing masks, dropping your students at the door, maintaining good hygiene practices – all of it. As I was out visiting each of our schools throughout the first week, it was evident that it was all going very smoothly. Soon it will be second nature, which is important to the health and safety of the LCSS Community.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank our principals, our teachers, and our staff just one more time for their unwavering support of your students and our schools. This pandemic has caused so much unrest and uncertainty, but it has also given me the opportunity to see extraordinary grace under fire as our teams have worked to solve new problems in innovative ways, all while remaining committed to each other and our students. I feel like I will be saying this time and again, but thank you all for coming together for our students.
Additionally, while many things are different this year, many things still remain the same. Our elementary students had their first spelling tests last week. All School Masses have been held with some of our new priests with some modifications. Our kids are back in their classrooms and back with their friends. While we cannot always see their smiles, we can hear their laughter, we see them settling into their schedules as kids do.
It isn’t always easy to fit more into our morning routine: to do the daily checks and remember the masks and frequently wash/sanitize our hands, especially those of our littlest students. However, our school community has been doing it. Everyone has taken the Pledge of Good Stewardship seriously and they have been taking care of themselves and each other. Thank you for this commitment to keeping our community healthy.
The faith our families have had in our team and each other has been uplifting, to say the least. We are grateful that you are here, that you are part of the LCSS Family.