Parent Message: January


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Principal's Message

Greetings Mountain View Community,

Happy New Year to all.

There is a lot of discussion about how to approach coming back to school. BSD is planning to return to school with very limited students and staff as soon as the revised county COVID cases reaches the Govenor's new metrics. When we can return to school, we will be ready, and we will keep you informed.

Next month students will begin to forecast for their courses for next school year. Counselors and teachers will work together with students to ensure their online course requests for 2021-2022 school year are accurate.

Our Equity team and Principal's advisory teams continue to meet and work to hone in on ways to make changes to our school and our practices. Please email me if you would like to join.

We have had two all school assemblies, which are amazingly fun! Our students are participating in the Spirit Week dress up days and it has created a fun way to connect within our community.

We have just launched digital PRIDE tickets! These can be exchanged for "merch" in the student store. Staff has been working to put all the selections online and beef up our supply for students to buy. PRIDE tickets are awarded for Personal responsibility, Respect, Integrity, and Embracing community. Ask your student to show you how they see and spend their PRIDE tickets.

Stay well.

Honored to Serve This Community,

Wendy Rider

Lesser Known Moment in MLK's Past

On April 13, 1944, in his junior year, King gave his first public speech during an oratorical contest, sponsored by the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World in Dublin, Georgia.[60][56][61][62] In his speech he stated, "black America still wears chains. The finest negro is at the mercy of the meanest white man. Even winners of our highest honors face the class color bar."[63][60] King was selected as the winner of the contest.[60][56] On the ride home to Atlanta by bus, he and his teacher were ordered by the driver to stand so that white passengers could sit down.[56][64] The driver of the bus called King a "black son-of-a-bitch".[56] King initially refused but complied after his teacher told him that he would be breaking the law if he did not follow the directions of the driver.[64] As all the seats were occupied, he and his teacher were forced to stand on the rest of the drive back to Atlanta.[56] Later King wrote of the incident, saying "That night will never leave my memory. It was the angriest I have ever been in my life."[64] (
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