Dear SDST Families,
Today marks the last day of 2021 here in our Springfield schools, and I would like to thank our families for your ongoing support of our staff and administration throughout the past year. While we have faced many challenges together, I am gratified by the shared values of our community - creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, maintaining the health of safety of our students, staff and families, and continuing to provide an array of curricular and extracurricular educational experiences that challenge, engage, and inspire our students.
Our schools and offices will be closed beginning this afternoon and through Sunday, January 2, 2022. I have encouraged our administrators and office staff to take the time to rest, recover and restore after a difficult year. We look forward to greeting students and staff bright and early on Monday, January 3, 2022.
I recognize that families, students, and staff may be experiencing some concern around the current increase in transmission rates and emergence of the Omicron variant in recent days. I want to affirm that I continue to consult weekly with the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, and will communicate with them next week, as well. I am committed to maintaining full, in-person schooling for our students, absent a directive from the MCOPH or PADOH, as we begin the new year.
I hope that the next week brings opportunities for our families and staff to enjoy the winter holidays, to spend time safely with family and friends, and to take a moment to appreciate the many gifts we possess as members of the Springfield Township community.
Happy New Year,
MaryJo Yannacone, Ed.D.