Building the Bounce

I have not written a Principal’s Blog since early April. Yikes~ I dropped the ball but I’m picking it back up.

Today marks our second day on campus with (almost) all students and it feels incredible! Decked out in costume, students gathered in the outdoor footprint of our old Central Area to celebrate perhaps the most important holiday to kids- Halloween.

Halloween at ACS is filled with tradition. Eigth graders host the costume contest, fifth, sixth, and seventh graders host a Halloween Carnival in the gym, and the whole school enjoys an el tioga lunch. This year needed to be different but it still needed to happen. Even though we could not mix the students for the carnival nor pass out oodles of candy, we celebrated Halloween, our community, and our resilience.

Resilience is the ability to recover from, adjust to, or bounce back from difficult situations. With every passing day or event, we are “building the bounce.” By reframing disruptions, we can focus on what we can do which happens to be quite a lot.

Here’s to continuing to build the bounce. Happy Halloween everyone.

Note: Help us keep school open by following the newest Pitkin County Public Health Order for personal gatherings: limited to 5 people, from no more than 2 separate households.

Dates to Know:

Monday and Tuesday, November 2nd & 3rd: Parent/Teacher Conferences. No School

Wednesday, November 4th: Distance Learning- All School Meeting at 9:00

Thursday & Friday, November 5th & 6th: Return to school healthy and ready to learn. We’re settling into a solid learning block until Thanksgiving.