Dr. Jackson Thanksgiving 2020

November 23, 2020

Dear Lindop students and families,

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s a tradition to write a message to families expressing thanks and gratitude.

In normal years, it’s a simple message because I get to regularly visit classrooms and see dynamic learning taking place across our district. However, COVID-19 has shaken everyone’s world and the positives that are occurring in our district can easily be overshadowed by the unprecedented challenges we face. However, we continue to be resolute in our journey to keep the main thing, the main thing – student success.

With that in mind, I thought deeper about what I am thankful for this school year. What I realized is I have even more gratitude for our teachers who have adapted to incredibly difficult circumstances, our parents who altered their work schedules, our custodial staff for keeping buildings clean and sanitized, cafeteria workers for preparing meals and administrators for their leadership. Mostly, I have gratitude for our students who have demonstrated tremendous patience and understanding as they navigate new learning models through this pandemic.

At the end of the day, each of us are trying to do the best we can under incredibly difficult circumstances. It hasn’t always gone smoothly, but I believe we have learned a lot since the first day of school that will make us more prepared and stronger for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.

We will return on Monday, November 30, 2020.

While this school year has not been what anyone would wish for, I hope each of you can still find gratitude and something you are thankful for this holiday season. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

In service,
Dr. Janiece Jackson Superintendent 

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