I hope the break has been kind to all of you. I know the time given makes me even more appreciative of my family and my school family. We are returning to school on January 6th, so the month is well on its way.
SOL testing begins on Monday, January 14th. Teachers and students have been working diligently to make sure they are prepared. Please make sure that students are well-rested and they have eaten breakfast. Testing is a stressful time, but I want to ensure all that we will get through the testing. We always do. Half of the battle is to feel confident going into the test. Please try not to worry.
Exams begin on Tuesday, January 21st. The exemption policy has been revised this school year, so please check with your student about what days they will be testing. If you have individual questions, please feel free to email teachers or other staff members who can help.
Students and staff have Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday, January 20th. Students also have off on Monday, January 27th. This day is a work day for teachers, so the high school can get ready for second semester with a whole new term starting on Tuesday, January 28th.
I am excited to be back! Here’s to another productive and wonderful New Year!