Dear Boulder High School Community,
I begin this letter by quoting Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.” For me, this quote captures the opposing emotions that we all move between during these unprecedented times. Still with the unknown before us, I am optimistic that the summer months will bring us clarity and a path into the 20-21 school year. Whatever this path may be, I assure you that we will continue to keep the safety and welfare of our students, staff, and community at the forefront. What I ask for you all to do is to find ways to relax, unwind, and continue to practice self-care, which has been the center of our message these last few years. As difficult as it may feel, now is the time to reset your physical and mental well-being. Don’t stress over what is to come. We will be working behind the scenes to provide the best educational opportunity for our Boulder High School students.
Boulder Valley School District continues to work with the Boulder County Health Department, the CDC, and the City of Boulder to discuss reintroduction phases for the fall. I will continue to provide updates on the planning progress and next steps for the 20-21 school year, as will the school district. Our new Boulder High website is a great resource as well.
Students have already received a survey on their home learning experience, and parents are expected to receive theirs within the next couple of days. Please take the time to complete this survey, as the information will help us improve systems in case we need to utilize home learning in some capacity next fall.
Finally, I would like to thank our wonderful staff, who had less than two weeks to prepare a learning system to meet the various needs of all students, which can only be categorized as grace under fire. And thank you to our parent community, whose continued support, patience, and partnership allowed us to get through these last few months. Lastly, I want to thank our awesome student body, whose resilience, adaptability, and spirit continues to make Boulder High School a unique and special place.
On behalf of the Boulder High School staff, we wish you all a safe and relaxing summer.
James A Hill Ed.D