I hope that you are all well and hanging in there. This year has thrown all of us so many unexpected challenges, pandemics, national and local tragedies that itís hard to remember that it has all happened in just one year. If this year has demonstrated anything, it is that this community is resilient, compassionate, adaptable and innovative. That includes students, staff, parents/guardians, everybody. I am incredibly proud and honored to lead this school and to be a part of this community.
In order to be as responsive and supportive as we can for our students, many of our staff attended part 2 of a professional development series on Trauma Informed Instruction. In order to attend, these teachers provided asynchronous lessons for their classes. These are good fundamental teaching practices that benefit all students but particularly those that have had to endure challenging life events. This is just another way that we are moving forward to create a safe space at AHS for all students to learn.
On the subject of supporting all students, it's important to celebrate that during the school board meeting this past Monday our district adopted a resolution formerly supporting Black Lives Matter. This is an important step in our district's ongoing EDI work and will further strengthen the EDI efforts at AHS.
A reminder to students: If you have missed an assignment at some point this semester, you still have the ability to turn it in for credit. Please talk to your teacher if you have fallen behind. Often times, turning in missing assignments is the best way to improve grades because it removes the zero from the gradebook, which brings down the overall grade. If you have any questions, just let us know.
We have just one more week to go before a much-needed Winter Break. We got this!
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