I hope everyone had a great summer and safe Labor Day celebration. The school year has started swiftly, and there are still some finishing touches being made to our safe and secure entrance projects. Those are scheduled to be done by the end of October.
Many activities have started their seasons and events, along with learning in the classroom. A large majority of our students are back in classrooms and we have approximately 50 students who applied and were accepted for virtual instruction in the 2021-2022 school year.
As COVID-19 is still problematic and ever-present, we are doing our best to create safe environments. I encourage everyone when entering smaller enclosed areas such as classrooms to try and social distance, wear masks, and of course, wash hands frequently. I also encourage you to stay home if you are experiencing sickness or symptoms.
I realize no one wants to wear masks and wants everything back to normal, but if we have to temporarily make sacrifices for the health and safety of yourself, your family, and others, please consider the above recommendations.
I will close by thanking our incredible team of staff members who continue to make in-person school during a pandemic possible. From our teachers in the classroom, all staff members assisting with contact tracing, custodial and maintenance staff continuing to clean and disinfect our schools, cafeteria staff preparing meals amid a food shortage across the country, our building and district administration working on changing situations daily, and our Board of Education who have made tough decisions over the past 18 months, you all have my deepest respect.
Thank you for entrusting us to educate our most precious resource: The Future Generation!
Sincerely in Education,
Andrew S. Underwood
Superintendent of Schools
Belton School District #124