ADL Updates

March 23, 2021

From the Principal's Desk

Dear ADL Parents and Families,

Our lives have changed in many ways over the past year as we have continued to navigate the hardships of this global pandemic together. The arrival of vaccines this winter lifted our spirits and gave us hope for a return to some form of normalcy in the near future. Throughout this time, our students and teachers at ADL have been phenomenal and adjusted to new ways of being at school with incredible grace and poise. As Mr. Clark and I observe the learning opportunities taking place in our classrooms, we are awed by the creativity and perseverance of our students. Our values as a community are on full display each and every day as students and staff support one another to rise to the demands of a year like none other we have experienced.

In the past two weeks, we have heard a call from the Governor’s office to meet a new demand and to begin planning for a potential return of all of our students to be fully in-person in the last six weeks of our school year. We are all very much looking forward to the time when we can welcome all of our students back to ADL five days a week. However, given the recent uptick in cases within our community over the past two weeks, causing us to move to fully remote learning for one team a couple weeks ago, and our entire school earlier this week, we are also cautious about moving too quickly in this direction.

This being said, we need to be ready to heed a potential directive from the State, and are planning accordingly to ensure a safe environment in which to do so. We will be engaging student voices in this work, and encourage parents and guardians to share any questions and thoughts about this potential transition in this 2- question survey. Thank you!

With gratitude,

Jennifer Wood