As always, I hope this finds you all healthy and safe.

I don’t know about you, but this whole thing seems like a bad remake of the movie Groundhog Day. (I’m sure our students have no idea what I’m talking about, but perhaps our parents and faculty members do.) Students, you have plenty of time on your hands. Time to brush up on ’80s and ’90s pop culture.

We have now made it through two weeks of distance learning! I would like to extend an enormous ‘thank you’ to our teaching staff for making it happen. We haven’t perfected it, yet, but I’m so impressed with the efforts and actions thus far. It’s a tremendous feat to pivot teaching and learning to a 100% online format in the given time frame and under current conditions. We will continue to get better as we move forward.

I would also like to recognize our students for their level of engagement. I have heard so many positive stories from our teachers – some are truly blown away by the depth of thought and creativity happening via distance learning. Keep it up!

Finally, to our families – thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate all of these changes. I have heard from so many of you, expressing genuine kindness and support for our faculty. To be shown such grace during a time of uncertainty is simply incredible.

I know I sound like a broken record – but I miss you all so, so much. Seniors, of course you weigh extra-heavy on our hearts. I promise we will continue to find ways to recognize and celebrate you. There are still memories to be made for the Class of 2020! #MACStrong

Love you. Mean it.

Mrs. Hosack

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