Message from Superintendent

 
Superintendent Message
 
June 5, 2020
 
Greetings Pine-Richland Students, Staff, Parents and Community,
 
Congratulations to each and every senior in the Class of 2020! A wide range of events and recognition activities have been held in recent weeks. It has been great to see our seniors and families again through these events. Please plan to watch the virtual graduation ceremony to be aired tonight on PRTV and streamed on the PRSD website at 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Cable subscribers can view the program on digital cable channel 211. Consolidated Subscribers may watch via channel 404. We are so proud of you! Make your mark on the world!

We are disheartened by the recent tragic events in our country. Within the last week, citizens across our country have focused attention on racism, social justice, violence and nonviolent protests. The Pine-Richland School District believes in the critical importance of a positive culture of respect and equal opportunity for all people - students, staff, parents and community - regardless of race, color, gender or gender identity, orientation, religion, national origin, abilities, disabilities and more. Throughout the year, we have emphasized the dimensions of the PR Graduate Portrait. Within that framework, there are three specific elements to emphasize at this time: (1) respect; (2) valuing cultures and people; and (3) civic and community engagement. We have said throughout the roll-out of the graduate portrait that these elements are not just for seniors. They are a part of each of us. We commit to continuous effort in strengthening our shared community for each and every person. Some additional resources to help you talk to children about discrimination and violence are available via this link.

As this unusual year comes to a close, our thoughts already begin to shift to the 2020 - 2021 school year. Please take a few minutes to review this PRSD Return-to-School podcast. The purpose of this update is to provide an overview of the process we will use to prepare for the fall. We will provide frequent updates throughout the summer and opportunities to gather specific questions and input.
 
Return To School Planning
 
Finally, enjoy the summer! We will share more information by mid-June about the optional summer learning activities. Our staff has done an incredible job developing meaningful and engaging lessons to help “keep brains engaged” and promote a smooth transition in the fall.
 
Thank you again for your commitment to the Pine-Richland School District.
 
Respectfully,
Brian Miller, Ed.D.
Superintendent