Dear Northville Public Schools Families, Staff and Community,
As we finish up what might be the most unique and challenging year in our history, we wanted to send a special note of thanks to our parents, our community and our staff for everything you have done to support our students during the past school year. If ever we wondered the role schools play in society, the answer has become abundantly clear over the course of the last year. Schools are not just a part of our childhood, a place where we make friends, or a warehouse of information to carry with us into the future. Schools are our childhood, they are our friends and family, and they are the key to unlocking our limitless potential. Perhaps above all, schools are a safe haven for children to develop into the adults they will become, a sanctuary for students young and old to flourish academically, emotionally, creatively and socially.
For many families, teachers and staff, the challenge of moving between in-person, virtual and hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic was jarring. We recognize the significant disruption this caused in everyone’s daily lives, and we are deeply grateful to our parents, teachers and staff, who worked tirelessly to support our students, and keep them safe while maximizing learning and growth.
Our teachers and staff dug deep to find new ways to keep students engaged and helped one another figure out new programs and technology. Support staff, ranging from paraprofessionals to our food services, operations, technology, custodial service providers and bus drivers, continued to demonstrate the tremendous impact they have on providing essential services and meeting the needs of families. Meanwhile, parents, as always, played the most critical role in supporting student success – guiding your children through the challenges and adhering to safety protocols throughout the year. It hasn’t been easy, and we thank you for your patience and dedication along the way.
Despite these challenges, the Northville Public Schools community has much to be proud of, as we celebrate the learning, growth and successes of our students, wish our Class of 2021 - and our retirees - all the best on the next steps on their journey, and look forward reconnecting more fully in Fall, 2021.
We invite you to peruse the June, 2021 edition of Northville Connections - it highlights many of the successes of our incredible students and staff, their creativity, ingenuity, accolades, and service to others!
We wish our students, families and staff a safe and enjoyable summer, precious time with family and friends, and plenty of time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. We look forward to seeing our students participating in our summer programs, and to welcoming all of our students, families and staff to the 2021-22 school year in September!
Mary Kay Gallagher