Concerned, Hopeful, Grateful
Concerned about the health of my own family, my school family, and my friends. Concerned that my students are feeling isolated, anxious, and even scared. Concerned for ODS families that are having to close successful businesses. Concerned about the 8th grade class ... all they are missing and providing them closure.
Hopeful that by using distance learning we are helping to flatten that curve. Hopeful because I see what the teachers are providing the students and it is legit. Hopeful that my students are equipped with tools to manage stress and anxiety. Hopeful that this will all be over sooner than later.
Grateful to work at Oakhill ... to work with such quality people! Grateful to have the privilege to continue working from a warm home with all I need. Grateful for the technology that enables me to communicate and gives me Netflix. Grateful for all of the doctors and nurses that are sacrificing so much to help.
I have enjoyed the first day of "new" school pictures and how hard you are all working to support the students. It takes a village has taken on a whole new meaning. Know that the Intermediate and Middle Division teachers are working hard to help the students move forward. And more importantly, know that we are all here for YOU. Keep on keeping on and never hesitate to reach out with a question, a concern, a suggestion, or even just a hello!