Dear Commander Community,
As we continue to recognize and celebrate the great achievements and impact that Black people have had on our history and society, I urge you to think about how we can find meaningful ways to increase our inclusivity and equality every day of the year. As Commanders, WE ARE challengers of inequity, and we must work together to identify oppressive systems in our classrooms, in our hallways, in our community, in our city, and in our nation. Please join me in identifying and problem solving to become a school that consistently provides equitable opportunities for all students and families to step into their greatness by signing up to join the Principal’s Advisory Committee here. I will be sending out invites for a Friday Principal’s Advisory Committee meeting this upcoming week. We are stronger together and your voice matters most!
The Vietnamese New Year or Tết is celebrated this Friday, this is “...the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture, Tet Holiday carries love and hope; signifies family and friend kinship; and promises a better year ahead”. For more information about this festive holiday that is celebrated by many members of the Commander Community, please read here and here.
Seniors and Senior Families: we want you to know that we are working to find creative ways to make your Senior Year memorable. Please be on the lookout in your email and on our website for important updates about Senior events. There will be a Senior Parent Info and Brainstorming Session on 2/17 at 4 PM. Please join us by using the following meeting information:
To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/jkf-ttuv-hon
Our pre-COVID bell schedule is from 7:30 am - 2:35 pm Monday through Friday; however, we are considering requesting to shift our bell schedule for the 21-22 school year to 8:00 am to 3:05 pm, since studies show that later start times are beneficial for the health and academic success of our students.
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