Friday Letter - Middle School

June 5, 2020

Hello Families,

I hope you and your family are well. The last week has been a challenge for our communities, for our country. I am certain that you and your families have been engaged with the current state of racial relations in different ways. At The Belair-Edison School | Brendan Campus, we stand against racism, hate, and other discriminatory acts.  This is an opportunity to learn about our community and surrounding communities and the history of bias and racism in our country.

I personally have engaged by staying connected to the very important work of providing the very best education for our scholars. Our teachers, our entire staff, are doing the same – daily. My desire, though, would be to do this work with my colleagues and our students in person. While I can’t do that, I have confidence, and hope, in our community and its ability to rise above the challenges that we face daily – even inequality. 

This is a tough time for children, just as it is for adults. If you feel like your child needs more support, we have staff at our school who are trained and ready to provide that support. You can reach out to me.

We distributed end-of-year projects on Wednesday. We had many families come by, and it was nice to see them, and our scholars, after being apart for so long. Those projects are also posted in your child’s Google Classrooms. Teachers are still holding office hours and will continue to do so through Monday, June 15, which is the last day of school. Office hours are posted below.

The ABI summer program will be going virtual! The middle school will do camp for rising 6th - rising 8th grades. The free program will run from July 6 - July 24, 2020 from 10am-3pm. Students will gain support on academic skills and will have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of enrichment clubs throughout the day that are engaging, purposeful, and fun. If you are interested in joining the fun this summer virtually, click on this link for the application

Be Well,
Tiffany Halsey
Middle School Principal