Greetings Alford Family,
In reflecting on this past year, we experienced some major hurdles due to the pandemic, but we made it through successfully. This was all due to your support and commitment to the school. There were often times that we were uncertain about our next steps, but with your belief and dedication, we were able to remain focused on our most important objective which was to provide a quality learning experience for the students both virtually and in-person. As a community, you partnered with us to ensure that our students were safe and ready to achieve at high levels, and for that, we are immensely grateful.
Our students put forth their greatest efforts during such a difficult time, and this resulted in lots of progress in the classroom on their instructional activities and assessments. Of course, there are some learning gaps due to the pandemic, but we have already constructed some effective plans to support and improve their performance in every area. The Summer Enrichment Acceleration Program that occurred this past summer was one, and there will be several others implemented throughout the entire school year to support the students’ academic and social/emotional needs.
As we prepare for this year’s educational journey, I want to encourage you to continue partnering and supporting our efforts with the students. To begin this process, please join us in exercising our school-wide theme which is to shine a light of excellence on all that we do for our students. This theme charges us to be the “best” daily in all that we do for the entire school community especially our students.
Honored to serve as your principal,
Dr. Shon Davis
Alford Elementary School