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Unplugging During a Pandemic

April 3, 2020

Spring Break is a time for all of us to rest and relax


We got this.

From hashtag to public rallying cry, those three words symbolize that during these unprecedented times, we as a community will find the light at the end of the tunnel.

For all of us, the last few weeks have been tumultuous, to say the least, with each one of us doing our best to stay informed, safe and calm. We've entered new territory in terms of the delivery of education and my goal for the division has been to do everything we can to provide guidance, materials and support to families as we move from teaching in schools to a home environment. This has been a seismic shift and I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we collectively navigate this change.

But now, it's time to rest.

Many of us have had Monday, March 30, circled on our calendars for months and have been counting down the days until Spring Break officially arrives. While plans for travel, play dates and other gatherings with friends and family have been postponed, the idea at the core of the 'break' remains sound—rest, relax and recharge.

For some, maybe it's a favourite board game or diving back into a good book. For others, perhaps it's a run in the sunny spring air, cooking a much-loved meal or even, finally painting that living room wall. Whatever it is, I encourage you to take the time over the holiday to rejuvenate and re-centre—you've earned it.

I would like to acknowledge everyone who is coming in during the break to check on our buildings and systems or working from home to make sure LRSD continues to serve its community. Their commitment and hard work will ensure our schools will be ready for the return of students.

I'd like to end by also thanking the individuals in our community who get up each day and make their way to workplaces such as health services, social services, and supermarkets. Your efforts are deeply appreciated and provide the critical stability we all need during these trying times.

Stay safe and be well.

Christian Michalik
 
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