Thank you!

Posted by Christi Whiteside on 11/13/2020 2:00:00 PM

Thank you!  I’m a little early for a Thanksgiving post, but I am feeling especially thankful today! It has been so nice to see so many students back on campus! I am thankful for the many ways they have adjusted to new expectations! Our students of all ages have adjusted well to keeping masks on and spreading out when in transition. Our athletes are managing the new expectations for their sports well, and our sports season is off to a great start. We’ve also appreciated your patience in morning carpool as more students on campus means the screening process is taking a little bit longer. I am thankful for the students who have become more comfortable asking questions in class and reaching out to teachers for extra help. I am thankful for the teachers who have found ways to notice struggling students through the screens and space that separate them.
 
It is very easy to see all the things I am NOT thankful for right now. However, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I am going to focus on the many things I am thankful for in this crazy time. I hope you will do the same and focus this season on those you love, the many good times you share, and the health we are all working to maintain. It is not a season I’d care to repeat, but if I have to go through all this, I am so glad to navigate this time with all of you. ECS is a special community, even in 2020!!
 
Christi Whiteside, MSA
Director, Endeavor Charter School