Superintendent's Message, January 6, 2021
Like many of you, I have been monitoring the national and local news concerning the events in Washington, D.C. It is discouraging and disappointing when our own government and democratic process is halted, and our elected representatives are evacuated for their safety. It is a great cause for concern, especially if you view the events from a perspective of justice and equity.
Our school community, as our country, maintains different political beliefs held by students, families, staff and community. We anticipate those differences may be more apparent in the coming days as today’s events are shared and dissected by the media. However, leading up to Inauguration Day and beyond, try to focus on the values of inclusion and bridge building, and the work that we can control, which includes peaceful exchanges of ideas and opinions.
We work with you in service, ensuring our school community can grow in empathy and respect for one another. Let’s commit to talking, listening, and learning from one another, and most importantly, treating everyone with respect and regard. In brief, we must keep our core values at the forefront of our decision making during this heightened political reaction. With dignity, please encourage professionalism, maintain an academic focus and foster positive relationships.
Be well and be safe,
Dr. Ian B. Saltzman, Superintendent