如果2019-20学年分为两个部分, 未流行和大流行, then the 2020-21 school year was the year of the pandemic. An entire year where all facets of the school were colored by COVID-19. 然而,, the 电竞app community found a way not to just survive, 而不是勉强度日, 但繁荣. 这种成功源于艰苦的工作, 弹性, 毅力, 的决心, and especially belief—belief that what we do at 电竞app for our students and families is so important, 所以有意义, 尽管大流行带来了种种障碍, we needed to offer our students as rich and robust an experience as possible.
随着2019-20学年的结束, we formed a fifteen-member task force to think deeply about all aspects of the coming year. The task force met frequently throughout the summer and into the school year. Some members initially thought they signed on for a couple of months on the task force, 一个人悲痛快快地把这个小组改名为“永恒特遣部队”.TETF继续努力, 每周, to tackle topics big and small as we sought to provide our students and their parents with a 电竞app education/experience.
TETF的会议时间很长, 这群人都很有个性, 有着同样有力的观点. In many ways this was a year-long professional development experience for everyone involved, 有两个条件一直困扰着体育电竞盘app:第一, 无论分歧, 必须做出决定, 和第二, TETF never had all the information needed to make comfortable decisions. There were always too many unknowns, yet the clock kept ticking and 必须做出决定. 当我想到2020-21年, 我将记住制造沉重时的疲惫, 日常的决定, and I will always be proud of the laborious work a handful of people engaged such that 电竞app could thrive while keeping everyone safe. 让人筋疲力尽却又心满意足，这一切都发生在同一时刻.
在大流行期间繁荣是什么样子的? 体育电竞盘app的课程, 将面对面和虚拟相结合，开始新的一年, 然后在冬季的三个月里进行虚拟测试, 在春季妊娠期，体育电竞盘app又回到了混合动力车, were all synchronous—students and teachers interacting in real time with one another. Community activities continued, either outdoors or virtually. 在线图书俱乐部, 舞蹈, 游戏, and contests were held—all opportunities for our students to participate with their friends, 结交新朋友, 继续和同学们建立联系. Our residence halls never closed—not over spring break 2020, 2020年夏天不会, 不是为了休息, 长或短, 到2021年6月. 校园里总是有寄宿学生. The Advancement office continued their work of building 电竞app’s relationships, 声誉, 和资源, including a virtual auction—the largest single fundraising event annually at 电竞app—that set a new record for online funds raised to support 电竞app. The admission office Zoomed to more school fairs in the United States and abroad than ever before, working toward what was ultimately a record high enrollment for 电竞app as we opened the 2021-22 school year.
和, our Seniors—fifty-eight young people whose final two years of high school were profoundly changed by COVID-19—walked up to the outdoor stage on the rolling grounds of 电竞app’s new property, 删除他们的面具, 拿到了毕业证, and with a handshake from me and the traditional photo opportunity, 作为2021届毕业生毕业. They achieved what so many classes before them had obtained, 高质量的教育, 持久的记忆, 还有一个面对面的毕业典礼, 外, 和家人朋友在一起. Did they overcome more adversity than the ninety plus classes before them on their way to graduation? 很难说，从某种意义上说，答案无关紧要. They did overcome, they did persevere and they did graduate.
I could not be prouder of how 电竞app weathered these past two years—it took the proverbial village for the school to make this journey successfully—and all of those listed in this report are part of that village and our success. 你的支持, 在所有方面, was and is critical to all that we achieve here on the corner of Phillips Mill and School Lane. I hope you share my pride in these accomplishments and the satisfaction of knowing 电竞app continues, 尽管挑战, to provide 高质量的教育 and a meaningful experience to the young people who make their journey with us and I thank you for your ongoing and critical support.