We started our first whole school read of All Are Welcome. Each class has read the book and begun coming up with ways to make others feel welcome at Hollymead. As a staff, we are also discussing this concept. How do we form stronger partnerships with families? How do we make visitors feel welcome rather than intrusive? Even with more restrictions due to COVID, how do we make people feel like they belong here?
The mission of Albemarle County Public Schools is, "Working together as a team, we will end the predictive value of race, class, gender, and special capacities for our children’s success through high quality teaching and learning for all. We seek to build relationships with families and communities to ensure that every student succeeds. We will know every student." At Hollymead, we think that starts with making it so that All Are Welcome.
Principal, Hollymead Elementary School