Having a close family of my own, grandchildren attending public schools, and personal concerns about elderly friends and family, I am well aware of the impact the COVID -19 virus is having on our daily lives around the state and the country. At the same time, I would like to share my personal thanks for the support and confidence you have shown for the efforts of our staff and Board of Education from day one. As time passes, we will all have to rely on each other more and more, while we balance our efforts to educate our students and provide for our families. There are those who believe that times like this brings out the worst in people, I happen to believe it brings out the BEST. My belief is clearly supported by all the good work being done by the Dumont community. I want you to know that the Administrative team meets on a regular basis to review how well things are progressing and continuously revise our plans accordingly. I communicate with the team as a group and individually to discuss current and impending concerns with the best hope of resolving them quickly and effectively. Together we made it through week one and I suspect that everyone's anxiety level is kicked up a notch with the ongoing troubling news. I share with you a quote from Dr. Seuss, “I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.”
Once again, Dumont has demonstrated just how to make the best of a difficult situation by working together as good neighbors and friends, while everyone is still learning to deal with this unimaginable crisis. Stay safe, wash your hands often, and take the opportunity to enjoy your family.