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Letter from the Principal
Dear EMS Families,
I hope this note finds you well. Today marks the end of the first semester of school; while this has been an eventful year, it’s hard to believe half of another school year is behind us. I, for one, am looking forward to steadily earlier sunrises, later sunsets, and warmer days after this week’s deep chill.
The weeks since the return from December break have certainly been tumultuous in terms of changing COVID guidance, the end of on-site test-to-stay, and getting a handle on the distribution and use of at-home rapid tests. I am relieved to say that I think we have turned a corner and are settling into the prescribed routine for this new phase. If you continue to have questions about how we are currently handling testing or quarantine, please take a look at the updated guidance posted below. Be sure to check out your student’s backpack for rapid tests whenever a class they are in is listed on the district’s daily close contact email – and please keep packing masks for your child to wear. Thank you, as always, for your patience and support.
And of course, life, learning and laughter continue to go on in our classrooms. From a 6th grade project to recreate the digestive tract and the formation of a lunchtime book club, to the study of ancient civilizations and ongoing practice in classical and contemporary string music, our students are still striving and thriving!
Be well, and never hesitate to reach out with questions, or just to say hello! I look forward to the day when we can close the distance between school and home once again. Until then, my hope is that we are doing all we can to help you feel connected to your child’s learning, teachers, and this learning community.