- Pound Ridge Elementary
Week 1 Reflection from Dr. Adelberg
September 3, 2021
Dear BCSD Community,
Before we break for the Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah holidays, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge how exciting our first three days of school have been. We did it! We welcomed back all of our students and staff this week. I have had the opportunity to travel the district, visiting classrooms K-12, and the positive spirit is amazing. Staff and students are so happy to be back together again.
To our parents, thank you. I am so grateful for your partnership. Even pre-pandemic, the first few days of every school year are a little more challenging. This year, we ended our first day back in torrential rain, and we even had a 2-hour delayed opening on our second day. We are establishing routines and addressing issues that need to be corrected in real-time. I appreciate your patience and understanding as we make necessary corrections in some of our arrival, dismissal and transportation procedures. We will continue to work as hard as we can to create the norms that will allow for a successful school year experience for all of our students. Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out to your teachers, principals or the appropriate district director.
To our staff, thank you. Thanks to your efforts and dedication we have had a very smooth opening in all buildings. Your spirit is contagious. Our students are so happy to be with you. As I visited classes the authentic connections and relationships between you and our students were immediate. It just feels so right.
To our students, you are the BEST! I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting so many classrooms this week and greeting many of you. I am so looking forward to seeing all that you will create, innovate, learn, grow and build together this year.
Principals will be sharing information soon about Back-to-School night programs scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. While we look forward to welcoming parents back into our buildings, there will be some changes and requests for cooperation so that we can manage these evenings safely.
Always remember that in the event that your child develops any symptoms that may raise concern, please keep your child home and reach out to your medical provider. We should all do our part to keep our schools open, our classrooms flourishing and all of us healthy and safe.
There are lots of great events being added to our school and district calendars daily. Follow us on our district website and on our official BCSD district social media.
Have a wonderful long weekend.
BCSD Strong! BCSD Stronger Together!