June 17, 2021
I want to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for your support of our kids, staff, and the community this year. Thank you for changing directions on a dime every time we have been faced with new guidance from Albany. Finally, thank you for staying the course and keeping our commitment to educating our kids.
There is a ton going on right now. I watched a wonderful ceremony for the 8th graders in the stadium today. It was amazing to see how much our kids and staff have grown in the last 4 years. Tonight, the high school will have its first ever outside prom in the front parking lot. Great job figuring it out and making it work for all our kids. No school tomorrow for the kids, that virtual snow day will come in handy when they are sleeping in. Next week is full of field trips, field days and a few Regents exams. It should be a fun ending.
If you have not signed kids up for summer Recreation or Reach, please contact your administration office for information. If there are things you have questions on, please call us and we will try to help you find the answer. It is important to get our kids active again and back in the Pre-Covid groove. I encourage you to have the kids take advantage of these programs and the summer strength training program run by Coach Eric Ryck and the Guthrie team. There are sport specific camps available throughout the summer, watch the app for announcements. Help our kids grow by pushing them to take advantage of our athletics, music, band, and enrichment opportunities.
State guidance will now allow us to have an open graduation. We will not be restricted to the number of people coming to our event. I am thankful we are moving forward. I still ask people if they have flu-like symptoms to stay home and watch the live stream. If you are not vaccinated, you are encouraged to wear a mask. I wish you all the best.
Kids, Community and Each Other,
Dr. Eric Knolles
Waverly CSD Superintendent of Schools
Inspire. Educate. Learn. Succeed. Grow.