May 15, 2020

 Dear Sisters Schools Community, 

I hope this message finds you and your family well. We are in the middle of the post Spring Break stretch of the school year that is traditionally a bit of a grind.  This “grind” is magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have roughly five weeks of school left.  For those students and staff that have been struggling with Distance Learning, you’ve got this!  We are in the home stretch! Stay strong and keep working hard. We know you can do it!

This week, my senior son received a personal message of hope and support from one of his teachers in the mail.  As I watched him open and read the card, I saw a smile come across his face.  It reminded me of how important it is that we stay connected, that we encourage and support each other through these difficult times.  I believe this is the strength of our community.

I would like to invite you to help spread messages of hope.  I encourage you to send a message to anyone who has given you hope or someone you may not have connected with since Distance Learning started.  Reach out to a neighbor who dropped off groceries, a friend you have not connected with in a while, a staff member who has helped you, or anyone else that you think could use the gift of hope.

It is encouraging news that Deschutes County has been approved to officially start Phase I of the Re-Open Oregon plan.  This is good news as we enter the last month of the school year, tackle the budget challenges that are coming, and begin to think about school in the fall.

Please take the time to take care of yourselves and those that you love.

 

Stay Safe,

Curt Scholl
Superintendent
Sisters School District

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