Welcome back to all of our students and our parents to a most unique start of the school year. I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we navigate through remote learning. This certainly has been a challenging and stressful time for students, parents, and staff.
With that being said, I would like to emphasize some key points that I have shared with the Lakewood High School staff and would like to communicate to our parents and students. First, this is temporary and if we all follow safety measures we should be opening up our doors to students soon.
The second point is to focus our energies on what is important and what we can control. There is so much this pandemic has created that is outside of our control, and we need to focus on what is within our control. For example, we can control taking appropriate safety precautions, we can control attending classes and doing our best, we can control asking for help because LHS staff are here to help any student or parent who is struggling.
Additionally, I want everyone to know that it is OK that there are bumps in the road, technology issues, frustrations, and mistakes made. Using a growth mindset, we know that we will learn from the problems that occur, and grow because of it. I’m sure that all of us have learned things in the past seven months that we didn’t even know existed. (Remember the first time someone asked you to Zoom?)
In conclusion, I want to let all of you know how much we miss seeing our students. We cannot wait until they are all safely attending school again and bringing the joy and energy back to LHS. I even had a teacher telling me that she has started a countdown until students arrive instead of a countdown to summer! Sometimes you don’t know how much you miss something until it is no longer there.
Thank you and here’s to a healthy school year!