The past week has been a difficult time for our community and our state as a whole. I offer every one of you all the love and respect in my heart in dealing with this crisis. We have all been impacted in many ways by this storm and I am aware that it may take all of our energy to get back into our regular class routine.
Please take the time to practice self-care, especially when in school, and to reach out to those around you; we are all struggling to feel a sense of normality after the hurricane and the many days off. To those of you still without power, I hope that you will soon have your homes’ electricity restored. To those of you that were out in the community helping to clean up and bring life back into Lakeland, thank you. To anyone that suffered from the damage and destruction that struck our city, I feel for you and please do not be afraid to communicate any concerns you may have about upcoming deadlines, your mindset, or your attendance. I understand that it is hard to have your brain focused on school when there may be so many things going on back at home or with other hurricane-stricken family members. Please let me know how I can help any of you in this next week.
I will be spending today entering grades and moving your computers back to their assigned stations. Interim grades will likely be pushed back a bit so if your Pinnacle states that you have work missing – make sure you get those items turned in before Thursday, September 21!
Note: Homecoming events and Dance will be rescheduled for the week of October 9th – 13th and the dance on Saturday, October 14th.
I am wishing you and your families the best during these times and I hope that we can all begin to slowly move forward as a school community and within our own classroom environment.