This school year has been marked by a wide-ranging diversity of back-to-school and stay-at-home plans, with independent school districts across the country mixing and matching local guidelines given the ever-changing and ever-challenging lifecycle of a virus.
The school year now ending and last have been unlike any other years in history, and the effects of all schoolchildren in the nation being out of school and away from physical contact with important caregivers in our teachers, principals, meal providers, and other professionals will be analyzed for decades to come.
The arrival of effective vaccines during the school year, however, gives us hope that school life will soon return to normal. Our response in every community gives us great hope in our resilience and drive to rise to the challenge of minimizing the effects of the Covid pandemic.
It is with this same determination that graduates will be thrust into the next chapter in their lives. We wish them all the best.