Dear Maury Families,
We are so excited to welcome back the full student body in person this 2021-2022 school year! It is critical that we continue to implement safety measures in response to the ongoing pandemic, but it is equally important for our students to experience a fun year of learning. We appreciate the collaboration of our families as partners in our collective efforts to build a positive learning community. We are one team and work together in service of our students. Please review the family handbook to learn more about our school day.
Our school priorities of social-emotional learning, equity and strong academics through a personalized learning approach will be extremely important this school year. The virtual and hybrid structure of last school year presented challenges that we must acknowledge and address. Our focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) ensures that students sense that they are part of a joyful community and that they have interpersonal skills to address being part of a community. Our work in equity requires us to look closely at how our school programs affect all students and where we might need to target more specific support to address needs. Finally, our key mission is to educate our students, and we honor that commitment by hiring an excellent staff and providing opportunities for students to learn in diverse ways with a focus on their individual learning needs.
The 2021-2022 school year will also welcome many changes. We have many new members on staff, including our assistant principal, Andrew Lardell, who joins us from Montgomery County Public Schools. We also have adopted a new world language – Spanish, based on the votes of families, staff, and students. Let us look forward to new opportunities and challenges and get ready for another exciting school year!
Helena Payne Chauvenet, Principal
Andrew Lardell, Assistant Principal