Looking back at the 2020-2021 school year
Fall 2020 at GRPS started out like no other school year before it, bringing with it things we could never have foreseen. While many of the changes we saw last semester were difficult, we also saw unparalleled displays of innovation, resilience, selflessness, and perseverance, unlike anything our community has seen before. For this, the GRPS Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team feels grateful!
The events of this year have taught us many lessons — perhaps the most significant one being that our students have remarkable resilience and aptitude for new ways of learning. We underestimated students’ desire and capacity to be self-organized, self-motivated and independent, and although we suspected this in many of them, the pandemic has forced us to move away from traditional structures and given students a chance to prove themselves extremely capable in charting their own paths.
The unplanned and unchartered territory of enforced remote learning has given students the unexpected opportunity to develop a new toolkit of skills and strengths that they wouldn’t have otherwise gained in a regular school setting. And these COVID acquired skills will serve them well into the future.”
This month’s edition of Power Parent Magazine will highlight some of our favorite articles from the fall 2020 semester, including:
- GOOD TO KNOW: August 2020 – Starting School Safely
- SETTING GOALS: September 2020 – Attendance Matters
- CHECK IT OUT: October 2020 – An Interview with Dr. Roby
- NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS: October 2020 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- NAVIGATING ACHIEVEMENT: November 2020 – Gratitude
- FAMILY CONVERSATIONS: December 2020 – Mindfulness
– Jamie & Katie
Your GRPS FACE team