2020 has certainly been a difficult year. Never had I imagined having to close our school campus. Our campus, that is the heart of our mission in educating our students and providing valuable resources to those in need. Please know that we will continue to do whatever we can to get back on track for the 2020-2021 school year. Our efforts will first focus on providing effective classroom instruction through Distance Learning. In addition to classroom instruction, our students Social Emotional Health will be at the forefront. This has been a stressful, troubling time for our students and families. We will provide all the resources in our power to help our students get through this time. My hope is that we all emerge stronger after this experience.
Soon thereafter we will turn our focus to reopening our campus to students. It will take a lot of work and planning, but we are certainly up to the task. I firmly believe that we can have students back on campus participating in live instruction in a safe and healthy manner. It is going to take true collaboration amongst all stake holders, but I know that we will be able to succeed!
We hope that our school initiatives for this school year will be able to continue. We completed our first year as an Apple School with a unique one-to-one iPad Program. I am very proud of the steps that my teachers took during this process and know that great things for student learning lay ahead. I am also proud to announce that Mitchell was one of ten schools selected district-wide to participate in an MTSS Pilot Program. Part of the program is the addition of Maria Terrones as our MTSS Coach. I hope that you will make her welcome as you see her on campus.
I cannot say with confidence what the future has in hold for us, but I can say with conviction that we will get through this together while building a better today and tomorrow for our students.