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5-3-21 Community Update
Posted 5/3/21

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

                                                                        -John F. Kennedy

 

Dear Miller Creek Community, 

 

We did it. 

 

Today we reached an important milestone: the final step of our reopening efforts to have students safely return to in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible for the 2020-21 school year. We were thrilled to welcome our in person 7th and 8th grade students at Miller Creek Middle School for their longer school day. Thank you to the incredible Miller Creek staff who have done monumental work behind the scenes reworking schedule models to make this last shift possible.

It is fitting that today we also launch our annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. We have much to be grateful for:

 

  • Our teachers and staff who stepped up for students and our community while living through circumstances never experienced before in their lifetimes. It has not been easy, but like the superheroes they are, they put their masks on and went to work! 
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  • Our first 15 volunteer teachers and the many support staff members who paved the way back in October and introduced the in-person am/pm hybrid schedule, complete with a host of new health and safety protocols. These staff members helped our entire community find the confidence to move forward and open schools.
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  • Our 6 teachers and support staff who each accepted a year-long distance learning assignment to serve students who, for a variety of reasons, needed a 100% remote program. This team continues to invent new ways to provide instruction and create class community over a screen.
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  • Our counselors and Home Support Teams who have worked tirelessly this year with compassion, commitment and a clear focus on doing what is best for students. 
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  • Our students, teachers, staff, and administrators who have shown great levels of resilience, courage, and new found confidence as they navigated distance learning and implemented multiple phased timelines and schedules.
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  • Our parents and our community who, despite the many personal hardships they have endured throughout this school year and the pandemic, trusted us and stood with us in our common goal of safely educating students. 
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  • Our volunteers for their efforts both big and small and the generous support of our Home and School Clubs and CanDo! Foundation. Thank you for finding ways to keep the community spirit alive!
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Please join us in thanking a school staff member this week for their individual and collective contributions during this incredible year. 

 

Sincerely, 

Becky Rosales | Superintendent

Kristy Treewater | Assistant Superintendent