Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year!
A warm welcome to students, families, teachers and staff! It goes without saying that this is not how we anticipated beginning this school year, but it is with great enthusiasm that we learn to connect in new ways and champion education from afar. While this is a different educational experience, we remain committed to creating an excellent learning environment where our students may continue to thrive. What I have learned most in these last few months is the impact of teamwork when it comes to adapting to an ever-evolving landscape. A big thank you to our school leaders, staff, and teachers who have been instrumental in adjusting, pivoting, and strengthening our practices while keeping safety and quality education at the forefront.
I wanted to call out a few important areas of focus for the school; we are investing in the technology required to provide a quality online academic experience; we are working with teachers to develop online instructional skills; we will update our curriculum to reflect and include appropriate social-emotional learning, mental health supports and social justice. For our students and families, we will continue to lead with the lens of equity and excellence, giving your child what they need to excel, especially in a time of crisis. We will continue to explore opportunities to directly correct structural inequities—like closing the digital divide. We have a lot of work to do, and at times things may be difficult, but we are ready to bring our community together again, and work with our families to shape a most successful school year.
What I MOST appreciate about Lycée is that even under these trying circumstances, we are still a strong and caring community.
Wishing all a great 2020-21 school year!