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Weekly Update to the Board of Education 12-1-2022

Weekly Update to the Board of Education 12-1-2022

A message from Superintendent Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Dear Board Members,

This week marks the fifth week of our second quarter and the first week back after our fall break. This week has found our students, staff, and families settling back into the rhythm and routine of the school year as we prepare for the last remaining weeks of the calendar year. During this time, it is useful to re-focus our attention on the awesome opportunity to engage with our students, staff, and families in their academic and co-curricular endeavors.

As we continue with our instructional tours and environmental scans, it has been unmistakable to witness the positive energy coming from our learning spaces. This energy is enabling us to move beyond day to day stressors in our efforts to ensure all of our learning spaces are places where our students, staff, and families can thrive. Hence, we are witnessing learning and growth despite the distractions of our local, national, and international challenges, including: ongoing health and racial injustice pandemics; widespread inflation; political polarization; staffing shortages; and supply chain disruptions. Therefore, we are making every effort to support this growth through our uplifting words, collaborative planning, and other co-creative efforts.

As we inch closer to a brand new year, we are excited about continuing our work of educating to liberate. What a privilege it is to serve the students, staff, and families of our diverse and dynamic community! As we continue our journey towards excellence, equity, intentionality, and humanity, we look forward to sharing more updates on our district’s progress with you. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership!

Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D.


Weekly Update, December 1, 2022