I hope this message finds you safe and well. We are living an existence we had never imagined just a few weeks ago, and yet it feels like we have been going through this for ages. The uncertainty and constantly evolving information make it even more challenging with so many unknowns.
As we all struggle with cabin fever and adapting to this temporary new way of life, it is important to keep hope in our hearts. We need to find comfort in knowing our sacrifices are making a positive contribution, and that we will all be together again. Hopefully this will be sooner rather than later, but definitely not until such a time as is deemed safe.
At this moment, we should all concentrate on finding joy where we can, for the time we have with our families and the community we share. Even though we are not able to come to school in the manner we are accustomed to, I am so very proud of our teachers and families. Everyone has pitched in and made sacrifices to do their part for the greater good. When faced with this challenge of teaching our young students at home, the teachers jumped in with both feet and made the best of a difficult situation. They have successfully put into practice a balanced and engaging learning experience and have adapted to this new platform as seamlessly as could have been possible under the circumstances. I am so impressed by the diligence, caring and creativity that has made this possible.
Parents have been so supportive and the kids have been truly amazing. I am grateful for all of you and I recognize that you face your own professional disruptions as well.
I continue to be so thankful for all of the essential workers among us, the medical professionals who have bravely put others’ lives ahead of their own, and the grocery workers, delivery services, postal carriers, and so many more who are keeping us safe, warm and fed during this crisis. Merci beaucoup!!
Governor Janet Mills and the Maine Commissioner of Education, Pender Makin, have made the recommendation that schools remain closed through the end of the year. You should plan that we will continue with distance learning until the Maine CDC determines it is safe to reopen. I am monitoring the situation very closely and am planning for the time when we can all be together again. Until then, keep safe.
Founder and Head of School