Recognizing the history and achievements of African Americans -- as well as the continuing struggle for civil rights, equal opportunity and prosperity -- is the focus of February’s Black History Month. This year, it comes at a time of great reckoning, redemption and hope.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving week. Typically, it is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but the coronavirus pandemic makes such gatherings risky. Limit contact with people outside your family and take precautions such as wearing face coverings and frequent handwashing.
We’re experiencing record wildfires and a continuing coronavirus pandemic as we head into September. The dual emergencies make for a challenging fall.
But there are steps we can take to protect ourselves from infection and the devastating blazes. During Emergency Preparedness Month, please take a moment to review the basics such as creating defensible spaces around our homes, registering for emergency alerts and forming evacuation plans.
It will be a school year like never before as students begin online-only classes this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Distance learning is a necessary step to curb the infection rate and prevent further loss of life. To help you navigate this new reality, the state Department of Education offers resources for parents and teachers included below.
It’s been a summer - and Fourth of July - like never before as we face the ongoing challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue to avoid large gatherings, wear face masks in public and practice frequent hand washing. These are the keys to avoiding infection and getting our lives and the economy back on track.
Summer arrived in our beautiful district this month and I hope you are able to get outside and enjoy! Please continue to take appropriate precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, which remains a significant public health threat.
Although the coronavirus has caused great hardship this spring for public health and the economy, there is cause for optimism. Social distancing has kept our infection rate low, allowing us to begin reopening our state. I’m confident that as the summer approaches, the outlook will continue to brighten, and we will get back on track.