Dear Ordway Families,
At this time of the school year, I typically share a summary of what has taken place at Ordway during the first semester. In our Continuous Learning 2.0 model, we have been partnering with families and care providers to support learning, so many of you are already aware of what’s been happening and the growth that has taken place from September to December as demonstrated by your child. So instead of a ‘year in review’ it seems appropriate to instead highlight ‘the year ahead’.
C.S. Lewis stated “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind” and this resonates as we are leaving 2020. The year is ending with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approving a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. Our District has begun a partnership (thanks to a grant) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for rapid and comprehensive screening at each school campus starting in the new year. Additionally, the School Board approved a ‘Return to Learn’ plan for a rollout of in-person learning for students starting with grades K-1 in January (pending the KPHD metrics support it). So, as we move ahead into 2021 we can find peace in knowing the new year will be better.
May you and yours not only enjoy a Happy New Year, but a better one at that!