Dear Jeffco Community,

These are indeed extraordinary times for our community, state, nation, and world. In this present era, we are all having to contend with a global pandemic, an economic disaster, and civil unrest. Perhaps not in our lifetimes has our resolve and the strength of our communities and institutions been put to the test like they are now. I am steadfast in my belief that we will find our way through these challenging times and that our best days are still to come.

In spite of our struggles, we must also take the time to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our young people, and to celebrate their successes. This is especially true for the graduates of 2020, who begin their journey as adults under these extraordinary circumstances.

This edition of Chalk Talk is dedicated to our 2020 Jeffco graduates. Please join me in congratulating these seniors and wishing them a successful and happy future.