National Volunteer Week takes place April 19-25. Most years, we celebrate the week in schools by thanking the hundreds of volunteers across EIPS who offer their knowledge and time to help enhance learning within the Division. This year is different. We’re facing a global pandemic, and all in-school classes are cancelled until further notice. It’s a challenging time for all of us. We’re learning new routines and facing obstacles we couldn’t even have imagined just a few weeks ago. The coming weeks and months will bring a collective effort—from teachers, students, families, staff and trustees—to ensure the success of all students.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to every one of our EIPS school families who are supporting their child as we transition to alternative instruction. Whether it’s providing positive learning environments, establishing new routines at home or navigating Google Classrooms with your child, the impact each of you is making is profound. Now more than ever, it’s critical we continue to work together to support student learning and inspire learners to gain the skills they need to transition to the next grade or the world of work.
So, again, thank-you for your time, for your patience, for your kindness and for your understanding as we work together to ensure all students succeed.
Chair, Board of Trustees