Avon's Inspiring Students & Employees
One of my favorite things to do as Superintendent is to spend time in our schools. The interactions I'm privileged to have with our incredible students and dedicated employees never fail to leave me inspired and hopeful.
This has been especially true in recent days.
As we have reviewed COVID-19 cases and quarantines, navigated new protocols and mask requirements, I have been so impressed by our students' flexibility and hard work to do whatever necessary to stay in school. We are keeping a close eye on positive cases and quarantine numbers and we'll continue updating our COVID-19 webpage at least once a week.
Over the last week, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Sullivan and I have each had the chance to spend several hours in our schools. He and I are both so encouraged by the flexibility our students and staff have demonstrated in adapting to our updated protocols.
Dr. Sullivan summarized my my observations well when he said, "Avon students keep me motivated. Even behind masks, you can see that they're happy to be at school, interacting with their friends and teachers, and having the opportunity to experience a huge slice of normalcy during abnormal times."
I had certainly hoped we'd have moved beyond the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by the beginning of this school year. The truth is that our schools aren't quite there yet. When we can return to normal, we will. Between now and then, we're going to continue listening to health authorities and acting upon hard data. Our first priority is to make sure our schools are safe and healthy for our students and staff.
Thank you for your support as we work together to keep our students, safe, healthy, and learning in their classrooms.
Scott Wyndham, Ed.D.