Dear Dust Devil,
I could quote any number of world leaders, generals, writers, or social media gurus on a positive attitude. It was John Wooden quote that recently caught my eye, with its simple yet powerful message:
Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.
No one could have predicted COVID-19 and how much it would require us to bend, stretch, and adjust our daily lives.
Students like you have already demonstrated remarkable flexibility, not only in moving to virtual learning in the spring but in facing down significant health and family concerns brought on by the pandemic. Now is the time to make the best out of the way things are turning out.
On behalf of the Joan MacQueen Staff and the parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, neighbors, former teachers, and countless others who are cheering you on, I want you to know that now, more than ever, we are committed to preparing you for high school and beyond.
As we plan for Fall, our staff are working diligently to present vibrant and engaging online courses. Our full range of academic, wellness and social support is accessible to you online, and we will resume in-person activities as soon as we are safely able to do so.
Your flexibility and attitude in navigating these short-term adjustments will bring you long-term gains. Dig in and don’t let your supporters down. It is a sign of strength to ask for assistance.
We are here for you.