We go to the break not quite having finished the first semester. At the end of January we will have got to the halfway mark of the 2020-2021 academic year.
As a New Zealander who watches a lot of rugby, I am very familiar with ‘a game of two halves’ as a cliché to describe a game in which fortunes turn after halftime.
For a rugby fan, there is nothing more thrilling than when your team has struggled through to halftime and, having fought hard enough to stay in the game, finishes strongly and wins in the end. These are the games that you remember and people talk about for years to come.
All of us – students, families, faculty, and staff – have had to struggle through a lot of change and uncertainty up to this point in the year. I am very proud of the way that we have all supported each other. We have focused on what we knew we could control and worked together to deal with circumstances that we were not sure we could deal with until we did.
It would be foolish to assume that the second half of the year will be easier than the first. But on June 16 I think we will look back on the 2020-2021 school year as a year of two halves. And as difficult as it was, it will be what we did in the first half that we will remember with the greatest pride.
On behalf of us all in the Elementary School, thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you and your children in the second half of this year like no other.
School starts again on Monday, January 11, 2021.
It is challenging work at times but it is exciting for us to be working alongside our students as we create a new normal.
All three of our grade level Transition Days went very well from both student connection and safety points of view.
Join us THIS SATURDAY for the Sports-A-Thon! Also in this edition, reopening our campus is a complex challenge that is welcomed by all of us.
Join us on Saturday, December 12th for the 3rd annual UWS-ISY Sports-A-Thon!
According to legendary basketball coach (and teacher), John Wooden, there is an important difference between winning and succeeding.
We hope you enjoyed chatting with your child’s teachers this week. You can contact any of us at any time keep the conversation going.
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