Dear ASFM Community,
It’s been a long week but an exciting one!
This note in the ASFM Weekly Eagle is an update on this week as well as a thank you for the enthusiasm, support, and grace the ASFM community has demonstrated this week when faced with yet another challenge.
Parents, please know how much we appreciate the energy and commitment you’ve put forth in advocating for on-campus, in-person learning for all of our students. Your passion for learning, your love for ASFM, and your flexibility with us as we changed schedules overnight was extraordinary--thank you. By sharing responsibility for the health of our community, we will rise together. #SharedResponsibility #TogetherWeRise
Teachers and Staff, thank you for your tireless focus on learning, regardless of the modality, day of the week, or time of day. On Wednesday I spoke to all of the coaches in our athletic department, and at the end of my presentation they asked me to join them in singing the school pep song. The line of the song “may she (ASFM) be forever remembered for courage, faith, and truth” resonated loudly for me. We have the courage to do what is right, faith in each other to provide the support needed to tell the truth. In person learning is essential for all children.
Officials of the state of Nuevo Leon, we wish you the courage to make the difficult decisions that you face as you look for the most expedient way to bring all students back to the classroom. Here at ASFM we are ready to collaborate, support, and partner in order to help you find creative solutions to opening and operating in-person learning in these times of COVID.
Finally, I’d like to thank the many schools in Nuevo Leon that have raised their voices in support of in-personal learning as a fundamental right. We believe that students belong in the classroom because in person learning is both a basic necessity for positive educational outcomes and a key component of our recovery from the devastating effects of the pandemic.
Together we rise!