SUMMER HAS ARRIVED!
With vaccine rollouts proceeding ahead of schedule, it looks like we will finally have an opportunity to enjoy a summer that’s closer to what we are used to experiencing, with fewer restrictions, community celebrations, and gathering with friends and family.
I hope everyone will get out and support our local businesses, whether it’s retail shopping, pubs and eateries, or attractions like museums. They’ve all been hit hard by the pandemic and would surely welcome our collective support.
Of course, we aren’t quite out of the woods yet, so please remain vigilant and, above all, stay safe.
A WELL-DESERVED BREAK
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all teachers and school staff for your tremendous efforts to make our classrooms a safe place to learn in difficult times and adapting to an online learning platform.
To the parents, particularly of elementary students, who were called upon to assist more with their child’s education, congratulations! You did it! For students who are advancing to the next grade in September, congratulations on taking that next step toward graduation under trying circumstances.
I hope you all—teachers and school staff, as well as parents and students— enjoy the next two months of a very well-deserved and relaxing break.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GRADUATES!
It was another school year impacted by COVID-19, with uncertainty of potential closures, more online learning, modified graduation ceremonies, etc.
The hard work you’ve dedicated to reaching this milestone achievement should be celebrated, especially during the pandemic. You may not realize it now, but by learning to adapt to difficult situations and the resilience you’ve gained during difficult times are valuable life skills that will serve you well in future endeavors.
Whether you’ve just completed high school, college, or university, I wish you all the very best of luck, success, and happiness on the next steps of your journey.