SIS/SMS COVID-19 FINAL UPDATE
June 4, 2020
Good Afternoon Students, Parents and Staff,
It is a sunny Thursday afternoon and I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and safe. I will be brief in order to honor your time as a family. It has been a very rewarding week for us here at Stayton Intermediate/Middle school. We are heading into finishing up our 2019-20 school year with our distance learning. We are also planning and preparing for the 2020-21 school year, with master schedule work, student classroom placement and student forecasting.
We also just wrapped up two days of eighth grade drive through promotion. It was so good to see our eighth graders and the excitement on their faces as well as their family members faces. We had 110 of our 135 eighth grade students drive through and pick up their promotion certificates. They also received a promotion program as well as any other certificates that they might have earned throughout the year. We took a lot of pictures that will serve as a reminder of what we have accomplished this year. Seeing the kids was great for our soul as educators. I hope the students feel the same way. We have spent the last five years with this class and built some great relationships. As educators, that is what it is all about. Attached below are the promotion speeches from myself, Mr. Olson and ASB President Benny Perez. These will also be included in a slideshow that we will share with all 8th grade students and parents that will include the pictures taken at promotion. We plan to send that out to you next week.
For our students that are coming to us as fourth graders, I can’t wait to meet you. For our returning students, I look forward to continuing to meet your educational needs over the next few years. I miss your students dearly and miss my interaction with parents and the community as a whole. Thank you for all your patience, time and energy as we have navigated the remainder of our 2019-20 school year. We have learned a great deal, and have a long road ahead to get back to where we all want to be.
Take care everyone and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.