This school year has been unprecedented. Who would have thought that when we
started this school year that we would need to completely reinvent the way we educate,
communicate, and live in this age of COVID-19? Our students, parents, and staff have
come together to help finish the school year. We were uniquely positioned to take
advantage of the technology plan that we already had in place. We quickly supported
those who needed Internet connections and maintained the Chromebooks that were
already in place. We moved to virtual advisories almost seamlessly as we adapted
curriculum for at-home use. We want to especially thank our teaching staff, many of
whom were supporting their children at home, who worked so hard to maintain the
high level of student support that we know is crucial to success.
We also want to celebrate our graduating seniors who sacrificed so much to finish this
school year. Though many of our traditions were not fulfilled due to social distancing
restrictions, they made us proud by continuing their commitment to their education and
completed their senior year with dignity and pride. Congratulations, Class of 2020.
We cannot finish this letter without acknowledging our community's courage in the face
of challenging times in our nation. Our statement, which we have reprinted on the
facing page, is only a small part of our response to the current situation. Watching our
students become leaders in the community and organize to make change validates our
role as educators. It encourages us to make sure that our students feel empowered to
question the world around them.
Please stay safe and enjoy the summer ahead. We are committed to keeping you
informed about the upcoming school year and working with you to continue the
tradition of excellence in education at the Met.