It is incredibly important that the partnership between our community, parents, students and schools be stronger than ever at this time. It would be easy to allow the sense that the “school year is over” to creep into our minds. But the truth is that the year is not finished. We still have a quarter to go and all of that material will be missed if we stop now. That will place our seniors at a deficit as the move forward into higher education or technical training and will place our matriculating students behind before they pick up a pencil next school year. Perhaps even more importantly, what we have accomplished to this point this school year can disappear like a summer slump on steroids if we allow a four month break before we get back into a learning mindset. Right now it is important that we stop thinking of school as a place to be and think of it more as an environment in which to live. It will be near impossible for the schools to make this happen without the help or all of our parents. As superintendent I would ask the parents to help us help their children continue to grow because the school year is not over yet.