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Dear Commander Community,
Next week marks the beginning of two extremely important events: Black History Month and our Commander Contribution Week. Black History Month is 28 days in which we draw our focus and intention towards honoring our Black community for the tremendous achievements and contributions they have made throughout history and continue to make every day. Although we dedicate February to Black History, we must remind ourselves continuously that inclusion is one of our core values and that diversity in culture, skin color, ethnicity, ideology, etc. is a gift and is what makes our society and community thrive. Additionally, as a Challenger of Inequity, we must strive to do more than honor the diversity of our members, we must seek justice and equity for all people all year.
Commander Contribution Week, kicking off on Monday, is a week-long series of fundraisers and events “…dedicated to raising money for the JFK Covid Relief Fund.” “The Covid Relief fund was created by several JFK adult leaders to help JFK students, families, and community members with essentials during these unprecedented times.” Please show your school spirit and pride by participating in the week’s events shown here. Huge shout out to the Student Council for planning this event.
For those of you returning in person, please remember to stick to your A, B, or C group, wear a mask over your mouth and nose everyday, take the health screener prior to arrival, wash your hands and use sanitizer at least 3 times a day and bring everything you need to be successful (device, headphones, charger, water bottle, class specific materials). We recommend that you take a COVID test weekly. Information on scheduling your free test here. Please read below for important updates for the week.