The New Year could not have arrived soon enough; 2021 looks to be a year where we can once again see all students in school and learning at high levels. As an educator and dad, I recognize that many childhood and adolescent experiences are irreplaceable, which is why we often refer to them as rites of passage. However, like you, I also know that keeping my three children and family safe, regardless of their ages and surroundings, continues to be my greatest single priority as a parent. It's important to remind ourselves that simple, attainable goals right now may be all we need to kick off 2021—small wins that create renewed hope and confidence for better times ahead. Preparing for such times has been our work the last several months as we have watched our students engage in daily classroom learning, robotics and STEM activities, FFA programs, state football, volleyball, music concerts, and now winter sports.
Regardless of our students' learning model or their chosen activity, our community continues to reinforce resiliency, optimism, and learning in a safe, balanced, and responsible atmosphere. Our goal is to positively influence our students and each other to be better today than yesterday; it's even more important during times of uncertainty and disruption. In watching student activities and visiting schools, I feel that our students are doing just that.
Finally, our teachers, staff, and administrators are working tirelessly to provide opportunity and growth for students and parents. This year they are winning each day. As I hear of and see other schools and school districts closing their doors, I am grateful for our great kids' and parents' mindfulness. The small wins are making this year a success. Thank you for your continued fortitude and service to the youth of our community and JuabSD.
"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." - Daniel J. Boorstin
Dr. Kodey Hughes, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
Juab School District