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PSD Connectivity: December 17, 2020
Now more than ever before, Winter Break brings a much anticipated and needed rest from school and work. Many of us are tired and weary of the pandemic and all the elements that come with it. Aside from the challenges that we may be experiencing, there is light and hope on the horizon. I watch as vaccines are being distributed statewide and remain optimistic that the distribution and process goes smooth and quick. A vaccine brings us one step closer in returning students to campus, and that is very good news! In addition, yesterday’s news providing new guidance for schools on reopening gives us hope for the new year.

Parents, teachers, and support staff have come together to support students in ways we never could have imagined. Together, we have embraced distance learning and have adapted to a completely different way of teaching. Granted, it is not perfect. Many students are struggling. They are growing weary of the lack of access to school, activities, and relationships. Continue to encourage patience, effort, and resiliency. We want students back in school as much as they want to be in school.

Amid these challenges, I continue to see the best in people through the care and support of others. As we prepare for the new year, let’s finish this marathon of a pandemic with a renewed focus on health and safety so we can return more students to in-person learning in the safest environment possible. 

In service and support,

Dr. John Polm