With summer finally here, it seems brighter days are ahead of us. The midpoint of summer break often presents an opportunity to reflect on the growth during the last school year and look towards a more hopeful future.

We should congratulate all our students on the many ways they’ve learned to navigate the challenges they faced. They’ve had to adjust between in-person learning and remote classes, along with the immense disruption this brought to their everyday lives.

Like so many of you, I’ve seen firsthand as a parent the resilience and maturity of our children, the support of our families, and the dedication of our exceptional teachers.

Earlier this year, Seven Oaks School Division Supt. Brian O’ Leary and I were discussing the tremendous and inspiring strength students, teachers, and parents have shown during the pandemic.

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