We made it to the holiday break!!! As you can imagine, this week, our school has been filled with love, laughter, fun and cheer! This newsletter won’t disappoint as it captures the true spirit of our school. We are delighted to share our new music department’s Holiday Musical Sampler Video which includes our Middle School and Elementary Band, Chorus and Theater programs! The talent is truly remarkable. We thank Mr. Barone, Mr. Gonzalez, Ms. Parrish and Mrs. Speziale for their passion, time, and dedication to developing our music program. Bravo!
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Laynie Callo, (or as the kids call her… Ms. C) for all of her hard work and dedication to our students. She has been an integral part of our building throughout the COVID crisis and helped to keep our doors open. Ms. C has substituted in every capacity and also served as an aide. We congratulate Ms. C on her new role as a director where her primary responsibility is ensuring students with intellectual disabilities and autism receive the necessary services! We will miss you!!
Today, you will notice your children are coming home with extra materials and their Chromebooks. Due to the rise in our local COVID positivity rate, we want to be prepared in the event we need to transition to full remote learning. As Mr. Albano explained in his previous letter, it is our goal to remain open and we will be prepared to continue with academic learning in any scenario. We do anticipate quarantines will continue throughout the winter months so we included updates in our remote plan to reflect those changes. Pleaseclick hereto read the full guidance.
Over the break, you will hear further information from us as to what to expect on January 3rd. In the meantime, please enjoy your holidays with your families and friends, be safe, and have a Happy New Year!!!