Looking back at the 2021-2022 school year
Fall 2021 at GRPS saw our students, staff, and families starting another school year during the ongoing COVID pandemic. While many of the changes we saw in the past school year have been difficult, we also saw unparalleled displays of innovation, resilience, selflessness, and perseverance, unlike anything our community has seen before. For this, the GRPS 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.”
The pandemic experience can act as a catalyst to improve education for all children. Photo credit: Shutterstock
This month’s edition of Power Parent Magazine will highlight some of our favorite articles from the fall 2021 semester, including:
- GOOD TO KNOW: August 2021 – Starting School Safely
- SETTING GOALS: September 2021 – Attendance Matters
- CHECK IT OUT: October 2021 – An Interview with Dr. Roby
- NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS: October 2021 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- NAVIGATING ACHIEVEMENT: November 2021 – Gratitude
- FAMILY CONVERSATIONS: December 2021 – Mindfulness
– Jamie & Katie
Your GRPS FACE team, shown above with Angela De Luca Placencia, our 2022 PAL of the Year from North Park Montessori