Dear Garfield Families,
The month of February will mark our 2nd month of in-person instruction for Garfield students. We missed our students each day they were not here and we are grateful for their return. Students and staff have done an incredible job maintaining social distance and sanitation guidelines that keep us safe.
I would like to thank all parents/guardians for your support and patience. I would also like to thank our remarkable teaching staff. Their creativity and dedication to their craft have helped our students continue to achieve and make growth. This year has not been easy but we are grateful we have been able to move through this challenging time as a team.
As we continue our partial return, I encourage families to push students to do and to be their best. Garfield staff is here and fully prepared to help students who may be struggling. We want to see children advocate for their education by asking questions when in need of clarity. Communicating with teachers is imperative for all students especially for remote students and on days where students are not in person. Please be sure to reach out to teachers and Mr. Smith and me if you are in need of support. We are here to help.
Although normalcy has a new meaning for us all this year, we will continue our norm of celebrating our successes while offering ourselves room to grow in changing times. Garfield takes pride in the ability of all members of the Garfield family to remain resilient, positive, and focused forward.
In this month’s Gazette, you will find information about picture days, yearbooks, and much more. Take a look at what we have to offer as we move forward through the 3rd quarter!