On behalf of the Strait Regional Centre for Education, I would like to sincerely thank all students, families and staff for your unwavering support and cooperation during this very unique school year as we adapted to learning, teaching and working from home and our changing circumstances due to the pandemic.
I extend my congratulations to all students in the Strait Region on their successes achieved in classrooms, in gymnasiums, at sports events, on the stage, as well as at regional, provincial, national and international events during the 2019-2020 school year.
To the Graduates of 2020, you have persevered and succeeded through a very different experience than graduating classes before you. I commend you on your many achievements throughout your learning journey and for your determination and resiliency. I know for certain our future is in good hands with the Class of 2020. Your high school diploma is a major accomplishment to be celebrated. I extend sincere best wishes to you for continued success.
To our families, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for everything you have done at home to support the continued learning of your children. In many cases, you were trying to keep your children engaged in learning while working from home as well. I greatly admire how you adapted to our changing circumstances and thank you for your understanding and flexibility shown during this time.
I would like to thank SRCE staff for your professionalism and dedication as you responded quickly to the circumstances that the COVID-19 pandemic presented. Thank you to our school administrators and teaching staff who adapted to new and different ways to connect with students and families to learning at home. I also extend my gratitude to our regional and school-based support staff who adjusted their work routines and found new and innovative ways to support schools. All of you worked extremely hard to support students, families and school communities while balancing working from home and your own personal circumstances. Your significant contributions to supporting and enhancing the learning and work environment are very much appreciated.
I would also like to recognize the support of our many education partners who contribute in a variety of ways to our students and schools, including school advisory councils, volunteers, community organizations, businesses and our municipal and provincial partners. Your involvement enriches the learning opportunities for all students.
I wish students, families and staff a safe and an enjoyable summer.
Regional Executive Director of Education