November 12, 2020

It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through November. Here in Houston, we are finally starting to experience a bit of seasonal change. Since Thanksgiving is approaching, I want to take a moment to say a big thank you to our faculty and staff for showing up every day and working so hard to keep Northland functioning at such a high level. You all really are frontline heroes.

I also want to thank the parents and students for your understanding and cooperation. Navigating these times would be impossible without your support.

I do want to remind you, though, that the challenge is not over. It appears that the next couple of months will continue to be difficult for our community and city, and our resolve may be tested.
Please do not grow weary in continuing to follow the protocols that we have put in place to protect our students, our families, and our faculty. When you are on campus, remember to wear your mask, to use our hand sanitizer stations, and to follow social distancing guidelines. We are working hard to ensure a safe environment, with regular campus cleanings and scheduled deep-cleaning days, but we cannot protect Northland without your help.

While everyone is looking forward to Thanksgiving break, it will also potentially include opportunities to spread COVID during gatherings with families and friends. For those of you who are unable to see family and friends or have to arrange a different type of gathering because of the risk of COVID, I know what you are experiencing. I hope that you are still able to spend time with loved ones in a safe way.

During the holidays, I would ask you to continue to be careful and to protect yourselves and the Northland campus. I know everyone is sick of COVID and everything that goes along with it, but keep up the good work so we can finish 2020 strong and transition successfully into 2021.

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.

In gratitude,

David Pruett
Head of School