Everyone hit the ground running this week as we returned from an extended break. It’s exciting to feel the energy that is generated this time of year, witness the results of hard work and prepare to celebrate all that’s been accomplished.
Just a year ago, we were beginning our journey to deliver remote learning, wrestling with the possibility that end-of-year events might be cancelled or postponed and concerned about an unknown future. While we faced many hurdles, I’m proud of the efforts our team took to make the end of the year as meaningful as possible and celebrate student accomplishments. In hindsight, I think many would agree that those celebrations were a win for our students and our community.
So I’m excited to share that plans are in motion to bring the senior parade back to downtown this May as well as in-person graduation ceremonies on the football field for graduates of all three high schools. More details will be shared this week in our weekly eNewsletter with additional details coming from high school principals to their campuses.
One of our Learner Profile attributes is the ability to adapt and persevere. I’m incredibly proud of our students, teachers, staff and parents, even community members… who have adapted and persevered through one of the most interesting and challenging times in our lives. Our students continue to have robust learning experiences in and out of the classroom because of your efforts. These are skills our students will have for life.
I also want to thank you for participating in our recent calendar survey. Your feedback helps inform how we plan for future academic years, including a thoughtful approach to the placement of breaks as well as planning time for instructional staff. The calendar will go through a review process among several stakeholder groups, and you will have an opportunity in the near future to share additional feedback before the board adopts the final academic calendar for 2022-2023. As a reminder, the 2021-22 calendar has already been approved and is available for viewing or download on our website at www.georgetownisd.org/calendar.
Thank you for your continued feedback and support. Enjoy this exciting time of year. There is much to celebrate!