The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
November 24, 2021
Dear KLSD Community,
This year, we have much for which to be thankful. Enormous collective community effort has kept our schools open, five days a week, throughout the fall.
I am lucky enough to be regularly present at each school. Just yesterday, at KES, fifth graders presented to their fourth grade peers on ancient civilizations. First grade writers learned to add detail and quotations to their narratives. Each day, I see our students re-engaged with their peers and teachers in meaningful and relevant learning.
Our athletes have completed successful fall seasons. Our actors, musicians, and singers are about to take the stage in front of live audiences.
In October, we held our first district-wide, in-person learning café in two years. Parents, teachers, and administrators came together in thoughtful conversation about important lessons from pandemic learning. We are already looking towards a second café on the topic of developing ever more inclusive schools. We are thrilled to re-engage with our community in forums such as these.
Thanks to vaccinations, quarantining has been almost eradicated at middle and high school. Hopefully, the same will soon be true at our elementary schools. I give special thanks this year to our school nurses for their ongoing and truly heroic efforts.
To my colleagues, our community, and of course, our students, your creative, compassionate, and collaborative efforts are an inspiration. I thank you all, and I wish you all a healthy, peaceful and restful Thanksgiving.
Superintendent of Schools