Dear London Families,
As a baseball fan, there is nothing like the pomp, circumstance, and optimism of opening day. The predictably unpredictable weather, the local traditions, and the hope for a successful season are things that you can count on each season. There hasn’t been much that we have been able to count on this school year, but starting our fourth quarter by continuing to have all of our students in person and on campus everyday has begun to get things feeling more “normal” than at any other time this year.
As the fourth quarter gets under way, our positivity rate among students and staff has remained low and our teacher availability has remained high. Although we have had a few blips in issues of required quarantine and isolation of students, these students have still been able to attend classes and activities thanks to changes to health department regulations. As of last Friday, the broad majority of our staff opted to receive their second vaccination. Spring sports are now in full swing and our schools are planning traditional, albeit sometimes modified, activities like senior signing day, prom, and gradation. Like the weather, things are improving.
As a district we will continue to be vigilant as we monitor student and staff attendance and the prevalence of virus in our schools and community. In addition, we will continue to implement our safety protocols, which we have been required to follow throughout the year. I continue to be thankful for the support and understanding our students, staff, families, and community members have expressed throughout the year.
It has been over a year since COVID19 forced schools into an extended spring break and then a virtual end to the school year. At the time, there was speculation that it would be a year until things returned to normal. It reminded me a lot of being a Cleveland sports fan and always saying “wait until next year” whenever another season finished without a championship. Well, next year is here and things are looking up. Here’s to a great end of the school year and for things to continue to get back to normal.
As always, if there is anything I can do to assist you, your child, or answer a question regarding our district, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Dr. Lou Kramer