May 8, 2020
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers matter. Thank you. Thank you as well to everyone working to support our children and continue their growth as we move through this homebound situation. You matter. I am incredibly proud of the determination of our kids, school, and community to keep pushing forward as we all wait for NY Re-Open to begin. I continue to hope for the best, as Upstate New York reopens.
The Wolverine Staff has begun summer cleaning. We will begin notifying families if students have locker or classroom items that need to be picked up. Families can also arrange for belongings to be dropped off through our delivery system. The goal is to be prepared for anything by having the buildings cleaned and readied before summer really takes off. We will have more guidance on summer camps, summer school, Reach, fall sports and band at the end of May. Currently, we are preparing for business as usual for those events.
Unfortunately, our budget situation continues to be bleak. We will be voting absentee, so look for a mailing in June. More to come on that.
To my seniors:
You matter. I can feel the love for you guys individually and as the Waverly Wolverine Class of 2020. It is great to see the signs in the yards and all the ways the community is supporting all of you. I am proud to see you continue to work on your academics, athletics, music, and art. You are still the leaders and senior class of the Waverly Wolverines, that means something. Keep providing the great examples in all that you do. My message to you today, "Don't wait for the future to define you, be ready to get out there and define the future. We are all counting on you."
To my underclassmen:
You matter. Thank you for all the support you have shown me through emails and cards. You are still Wolverines and we still have work to do. That means academics, athletics, arts, and music. When we come back, it is important that we are ready to go. That does not happen by spending the next two months sitting around waiting for something to happen. Push yourself and challenge yourself to get better every day. We are going to hit the ground running. It may be June, July or even August… when your chance comes, you must be ready to take it.
You matter. We have worked hard to tie the school to the community over the last few years. We are a joint entity. I love seeing the senior residents on our track, at our games, concerts, and working with our kids though Senior Recreation. Our families are always supporting our students and our school. We want to continue to support all who need in the community through the food distribution system and our efforts to provide masks to the community. Please reach out to us if there is anything else that needs attention.
This situation continues to put stress on our families and community. I am confident we will continue to support each other through the pandemic and as we rise out of it. I look forward to working with everyone. Stay together, stay positive, and stay in it. Let's go!
Kids, Community and Each Other,
Inspire. Educate. Learn. Succeed. Grow.