On behalf of the staff of East Broadway Elementary School, I welcome you to the 2020-21 school year. August always brings with it the anticipation and excitement of beginning a new school year. While this year has brought with it many challenges, we are committed to providing a safe, engaging, and FUN school year for all of our East Broadway Polar Bears.
As we all have had to adjust our traditional summer activities and plans, I hope that you were able to enjoy time with your family and friends and take advantage of some of the beautiful weather. As we are presented with change, we can often feel initially reluctant and anxious. However, with change comes great growth, adaptation and ingenuity. I have seen it first hand with our teachers developing creative instructional approaches in this new paradigm of social distancing, families supporting our first responders in imaginative and thoughtful ways, and school districts creating a safe and warm environment for all despite challenges.
As we prepare for the opening of school, I believe that the key to our success will be flexibility, collaboration and compassion. We have all been affected by this pandemic in different ways and all of us bring our own unique perspectives and feelings to each interaction. I have been truly touched by the support and compassion that I have seen from each parent I have spoken with and in my work with all of our teachers and staff. We are very excited to get the year started!!
I also wanted to provide you with an update on important information for the upcoming start of the school year:
We are finalizing plans and when completed we will post on the school's web-site
We are finalizing plans and when completed will inform everyone.
Included in this mailing is an index card with a ring. Please indicate on this card your child's name, grade, teacher, and dismissal choice (walker/bus/parent pick up). Then please affix it to your child's bag so it is visible to staff. This will help ensure a smooth arrival/dismissal procedure the first days of school
Jordan Margolis, Principal