by Granton District Administrator Scott Woodington
It is hard to believe that a year ago we were talking about the extreme winter with the tremendous amount of snow and record polar vortex. Last year we missed 12 school days due to the severe weather, the most days in one school year that I had been involved with until the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. This year, students will have not been in school the last 51 days of the school year.
The schools closed just over a month ago and the school year will conclude with virtual classes at least through the end of June. With the extension of the Stay at Home order, schools are restricted to providing education through online or paper packets. We are also restricted to hosting large gatherings such as prom or graduation as usual until July. The school board will meet in the next week or two to discuss options for graduation. If you have any ideas about different options for graduation, please reach out to Mrs. Kraus or me.
We miss having all of the students in school every day! I want to thank all of the students and parents for your hard work and patience during these difficult times. I also want to give a big shout out and thank you to all of the staff that have continued to provide meals to students, clean, sanitize, and disinfect the building. I also want to thank the office staff for organizing and keeping everything running smoothly. Thanks to all of the teachers who are reaching out to students and parents and being flexible for creating opportunities for learning in a variety of ways. Lastly, a big thank you to the community and school board for all of your support.
As this is my last article for the newsletter, I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work in such a great school district and community. The ending I have used since coming to Granton is more than the finish to my messages, it is a belief. It’s always a great day to be a Bulldog!