Dear FSO Parent/Guardian(s) and Students,
Congratulations! You have successfully completed 2020-21.
Resilience is a learned trait that benefits students in and out of the classroom. It demonstrates a learned mindset and embodies confidence along with strength.
On behalf of the FSO Staff and myself, I want to thank the parents/guardians and students for completing the 20-21 school year in a positive, safe and honorable manner. I could not be any prouder as a school administrator in the Lakewood City School District for 18 years to witness the maturity of our young men and women who remained on a mission and made a strong commitment to embrace an exceptional and quality education during an unprecedented and challenging time.
I would like to congratulate the 20 FSO graduates of 2021. Your ability to accomplish achievement during a global pandemic speaks volumes about your character as well as your dedication and commitment.
My goal as a building leader is to lead my staff and students, no matter how difficult and challenging the path presents itself. This past year COVID has taught us while in a culture of diversity, empowerment and adversity, the staff and students at FSO demonstrated high expectations of respect, trust and integrity and promoted a supportive academic environment emphasizing the value of education. I am thankful to lead such an extraordinary group of individuals each and every day.
Together we overcame a pandemic and made our vision a reality, one step at a time. Congratulations, to the FSO parents, guardians, students and staff for a job well done. Wishing you a safe, healthy, relaxing and FUN summer. I look forward to seeing you in some capacity on August 19. I wish all of you a great summer!
Mrs. Bornino-Elwell Coordinator of Alternative Education
June 20, 2021