Friday, November 20, 2020
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The past weeks reflect that while so much has seemingly happened, not much has changed in terms of the CA BOCES approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to observe New York State rules and orders which seem to move on a daily (or even hourly basis), but we remain ready to be nimble changing course, when needed, to ensure the safety and education standards our students and staff deserve. I continue to applaud our students, families, staff, and greater community for maintaining flexibility and focus while offering expressions of support for those families who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Accordingly, I encourage you to keep health and safety as a priority while celebrating the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. When I think of what I am thankful for, so many things come to mind. Front and center is my family, which of course encompasses the greater BOCES family. As you gather (albeit in small groups) please consider turning your focus to the heart of the season: being grateful. I sincerely hope, despite challenges, that you are able to maintain connection and reflect on what you most appreciate. Please accept my best wishes of peace and light during Thanksgiving this year!