Since developing our H.A.W.K.S. vision to connect the students, staff, and parents to our school community through a core and common set of values beginning in the 2019/2020 year, our school, and our world, have gone through a challenging period of time. The global pandemic came with changes and protocols which, in many ways, prevented us from our normal work of developing a sense of community. This included times when our students needed to work remotely, health & safety measures that created restrictive cohorts and movement is school, and the suspension of things like buddy classes and in-person assemblies, made it difficult to carry on with a cohesive school community plan. The focus during these many months was to maintain the learning of our students and the health & safety of all our community members.
With the recent lifting of restrictions this spring, we have seen a revitalization in the school. With less emphasis on Covid restrictions and protocols, our staff now have the extra time to scan how our students are doing with their learning, their needs, and their social/emotional well-being. How successful have we been instilling our H.A.W.K.S. values in our students? How are they feeling about themselves, their learning, and their connection to our community as we emerge from this unprecedented time in history?