Welcome back Glenville Gators! I would like to officially welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! I continue to be your proud Principal and look forward to the exciting return to normal(ish) year.
While last year brought many challenges, we conquered them together as a community, and not only survived but we thrived! This year, too, may bring both challenges and opportunities and I look forward to navigating them all with you. Glenville is and will continue to be a caring, nurturing, and engaging learning environment where we foster students' curiosity and ignite their passion for learning. We are fortunate to have the most amazing group of educators who are sincerely dedicated to supporting our children, not just academically but also prioritizing students’ social-emotional wellbeing. As I have previously communicated, this is of the utmost importance now, more than ever.
GPS and the Glenville team have spent the summer preparing for our amazing students and staff and we are eagerly awaiting their arrival back in our building. I am sincerely looking forward to the return of our remote learners and to all be back under one roof again. My goal is to work together with our families and staff to provide a safe, healthy, successful, and rigorous learning experience for all of our students. We learned this past year that we can keep our students in school all year with some mitigation strategies in place and that will continue to be our plan for this new year. This year many things will remain the same (ie: masks, distancing, and sanitizing) but some things will be different. Students will now have the opportunity to move about the school and attend specials in the specialists’ classrooms, just to name a few.
I look forward to our continued partnership as we support this learning environment together. On behalf of the entire Glenville community, I would like to wish you a healthy, happy, and successful school year. Remember, I am here for you and together we can do this!