Dear Boone Families,
It is hard to believe that July is coming to an end, and the beginning of the school year is right around the corner. Boone Elementary has been coming to life over the past few months, and it has been a joy to watch! Our school colors are becoming evident inside and outside the school, and I am filled with pride seeing Champ the Bulldog in various places around the campus. The best part of this transformation, however, will be seeing your children and families filling our hallways and classrooms as soon as possible.
I know with the ever-changing situation in our community and the world, you all have questions about what the start of school will look like. Please know that we are working around the clock to create the best out of a challenging situation. Over the past 3 months, staff and district committees have worked tirelessly to offer professional input while utilizing experience and current research to determine ways we can improve upon the Emergency Remote Learning Plan we utilized in the spring. We feel confident that the experience your children will have for the first 12 days of school and any emergency closures we may have during the year will be engaging and challenging so that your children receive the educational opportunities they deserve. The district plan will be released soon and I will follow up with details specific to Boone.
As I have met with Boone teachers and staff over the summer, I have witnessed the excitement they have for opening a new school and their determination to make it a phenomenal experience despite the current situation. As educators, we want nothing more than to have our classrooms full of happy children ready to learn and full of excitement with each new discovery. Is virtual learning the way we envisioned the opening of our beautiful new school? Definitely not! However, we are resilient, innovative, and motivated to create the best educational experiences we can for your children, whether they are learning virtually at home or physically in their classrooms.
It is evident that some of the grand opening plans we had for Boone will have to wait, but we will still do everything in our power to make the start of school as special as possible and to help our kids develop relationships with their new teachers and classmates. The PTO is also working hard to ensure that we can have as many of our planned events as possible, even if they have to be reinvented a bit.
This year will present us with challenges, but we will push past the difficulties and model for our kids what it means to have grit and perseverance. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to weather this storm with each of your families, and I am confident that we will look back on this inaugural year with pride.
Thank you so much for your kindness and support!