Can you believe that we are finishing our ninth week of instruction and that we are now a quarter of the way through this school year! We have had a very strong start! The ongoing success of our school division is the direct result of our employees, families, and community working in partnership together to ensure that we are maximizing the potential of all of our learners. Everyone’s efforts are recognized and appreciated! Thank you!
This week our elementary school students transitioned to in person learning or to a new distance learning teacher. By all accounts, this transition has been smooth and successful! As I have visited our schools, I have observed students and staff working hard to establish routines and build relationships in these settings. The high level of academic excellence that our division is known for has been pervasive in every instructional setting. I continue to be proud of our employees, our students, and families for making this possible!
This week, we celebrated the service of our transportation team during National School Bus Safety Week. Our dedicated transporters ensure that our students are delivered to and from school safely every day with extreme care and caution. The changes that were made to our operating schedule beginning Monday of this week, including double runs for transportation, were seamless. Again, this success is the result of the exceptional work done by all of our dedicated transportation professionals. Please be sure to thank our bus drivers for what they do every day to keep our students safe on the roads.
Please keep in mind that schools will be closed on Monday October 26 for parent conferences and Tuesday October 27 for a professional work day for our staff. There will be a lot going on in the coming weeks as we will be welcoming students in grades 6-12 in person as well as making preparations for next year’s budget. Stay in touch with all of the excellence taking place in our division by liking our facebook page and following us on twitter (@glndschools) and instagram (@goochlandschools). Additionally, you can stay up to date with all of the great things happening in our schools through our division website.
Have a great Fall weekend!