Welcome back Mills families!
This is an unprecedented time in which we are living. We have started the year doing distance learning. When will we return in person? Will there be a hybrid model when we do return? There are many questions we will still be answering as we start the ‘20-21 school year. However, there is one thing you can count on even with all of the unanswered questions: we are here for you! This year we are focused primarily on what we call the 3 R’s: Relationships, Routine and Resilience.
Relationships: We are going to spend time every day connecting with students and building relationships to establish trust.
Routine: We will support students in adjusting back into a routine and practice mindfulness activities.
Resilience: Finally, we will work on building resilience as we solve problems together with our students and learn to create things to look forward to.
This year, we are continuing with our advisory homeroom. This is an opportunity for students to develop strong connections with trusted adults on campus, practice organizational skills, team building activities, class competitions and more. Students received a planner that should be used each day, every period, to write down learning targets, assessments, and more. Parents are encouraged to check the planner weekly to monitor student progress.
Parent/guardian involvement and support is critical in helping students be successful. We look forward to partnering with you as we embark on this journey together.
Let’s make it a great year!
Mrs. Carrigan, Principal