I hope that everyone is having a fantastic summer break and finding some time to relax and unwind after a somewhat stressful past few months. The way in which our students and staff adapted to the ever-changing environment required during the COVID-19 pandemic was amazing. Now, as we set our sights forward to a new year, there is reason to be excited about a return to “normal” for day-to-day operations in our school building and student activities. I look forward to going to games and concerts, plays and assemblies without capacity limitations. Most importantly, however, I know we all can’t wait to see students walking the halls without masks and talking to friends without distancing expectations, again having the opportunity to get the most out of the experience of their school years.
I am excited to announce that Elgin Local Schools, in partnership with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (NCOESC) will be starting a preschool program for this school year. The program will be staffed and run by NCOESC and housed in the Elgin administration building. Combined with the local church-based programs, the addition of these two full classes (AM and PM) of preschoolers will mean that the vast majority of the preschool age students in our district will have the opportunity to get a jumpstart on learning before starting kindergarten.
The first day for students for the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday, August 18th. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer and have plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with family, friends, and other loved ones.