As we enter June, I find it a good time to reflect upon what a remarkable and historic year this has been. While I always try to remain optimistic, even I am very encouraged by how many days we were able to be in school in-person this year. This could not have happened without the hard work of our staff, teachers, parents, and most importantly – our students.
This was not an easy year by any stretch of the imagination. There were quarantines, shut-downs, masks, dividers, and a bunch of rules that are not conducive to real effective learning. However, we made it through. We all did it by just working hard and doing the best that we can each day.
As a former history teacher and current admirer of history, I am sure that there will be a great deal written about these pandemic days in the years to come. I am so proud to have been a part of the Shelter Island School and community during these times. Whether it was the town, police department, school, or community – everyone stood up, did their best, and helped Shelter Island shine during some pretty cloudy days.
After all of these tough days, weeks, and months, please try to enjoy these last few weeks of a school year that was like none other.