The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
Dear JJHS Community,
I hope this letter finds you healthy and well.
From late November to present has been a most challenging stretch of time as everyone everywhere are impacted by the surge of Omicron.
While we are all experiencing these times in our own unique ways, what has been a constant is school being opened to receive our students each day. Thank you for your persistence in having your children attend school regularly as this is where they are safe, cared for, and want to be.
Prior to this surge, there had been so much to celebrate, and we should not forget all the goodwill and positive attitudes displayed by all connected to JJHS as this school year began. Just like then, classrooms now remain brimming with engaging instruction and activities, extra-curricular offerings are being accessed, relationships are being strengthened, and traditions are being observed, especially as seen during the holiday season. Let us all continue thinking about all that has gone well this year as together, we navigate this latest challenge. Thank you all for all you have contributed to the cause.
I also express my gratitude to those in our school and district who are at times un-sung and un-heralded. I cannot express my admiration and thanks enough to our nursing staff for their continued dedication and commitment to student and community health. They are tired, at times overwhelmed, but never defeated or uncompassionate with anyone needing their time and care. They are indeed a most exceptional group of people and thank you for recognizing all they do.
As I write this, minutes per day are added to the daylight, and it is an apt metaphor for the rest of this school year. The light will continue to increase, we will find our way through our current circumstances, and continue to model for our students how a school and a community pull together and support one another as we all support our students. We can do it. We are doing it. We will continue doing it.
Thank you again for your consistent cooperation and support.
Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D.