As with so many months, I have this article written in my mind..even drafted on the computer and at the last minute I change it. It’s one of those things that can drive me crazy about myself.
Today is the first day that all of our KDG-12th grade students are in the buildings at the same time since the 2019-2020 school year. While we may bear different perspectives of the Covid-19 pandemic that has driven us to this point, it is the reflections found throughout this journey not only within the walls of the school but as much, throughout our lives that circle in my mind.
It is abundantly clear that the lives of families have been dramatically impacted by the changes in school during the last seven months and as much as I would like to promise you that that has passed, I can’t. It is believed that disruptions will continue for the remainder of this school year.
Naturally, we all have had differing encounters with the Covid-19 virus that form our perspective of the situation. I want to give you just a few glimpses into some reflections that I feel fortunate to take away from this time.
I don’t believe we are any more or less unique than others. I simply believe that reflection can help us make sense of this time and draw hope for the days we again return to a “normal” that is more reflective of the time not so long ago. For the most part everyone’s lives and families have been impacted in some way by the pandemic throughout these last seven months. I count my blessings that we have not lost a close friend or family member as of now and I pray that all continue to be safe. Read more