Welcome back, Bullitt County!
This isn’t the way we would like to return to school. In a perfect world, our staff and students would be reconnecting in-person in our buildings. Of course, 2020 isn’t a normal year. While we wish we could be together in-person, the safety of our staff, students, and community is our biggest priority. Starting remote allows us to protect our community, and it gives us time to reopen safely.
I would like to recognize and thank our teachers and students for the flexibility you demonstrated at the end of last year, and will continue to demonstrate the coming weeks. We asked our staff and students to adjust to remote learning on a moment’s notice, and they responded better than anyone could have imagined.
I’d also like to acknowledge the parents in our district. I know that in the spring and the beginning of this year, we have asked you to shoulder much of the burden. Many of you have been active participants in your child’s remote learning, even as you also adapt to changes in your own job. Again, we greatly appreciate your flexibility and patience.
I am hopeful that we’ll be back to in-person schooling very soon. In the meantime, our teachers are excited to implement the innovative new teaching methods they’ve been preparing throughout the summer. We have worked all summer to improve our remote learning experience. I am very confident that our staff is ready to meet the challenge.
We have also taken steps over the summer to improve our communications with our staff, students, parents, and community. This is the first issue of our brand-new district e-newsletter, Always Moving Forward, which will allow us to share any relevant information and accomplishments happening within the district. These newsletters will be released every other Friday. In addition, we’re introducing individualized newsletters for each high school. These school-specific newsletters will be sent not only to high school families but to elementary and middle school families that will attend that high school in the future.You can expect the high school e-newsletters on the opposite Fridays from the district e-newsletter.
This year may be unconventional, but we’ll overcome these challenges together. I hope everyone has a great beginning to the school year, and I look forward to seeing our staff and students together in person very soon.
Dr. Jesse Bacon, Superintendent