Principal’s Message for April 2020
"You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem and Smarter than you think." ~ Christopher Robin
Greetings Cardinal Family,
The entire Cardinal Family is in my thoughts, and I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. It is disheartening to acknowledge, but I am sure you have received the message from Mr. Moore, our Superintendent, that schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This is an ongoing challenge, but of course it is for the safety and well-being of everyone.
I am very proud of our students who are working hard to adjust to this new type of learning, their families who are doing what they can to support them at this time, and our teachers who are doing an amazing job offering opportunities for distance learning and supporting our students through this process. It is a challenge for everyone, and I couldn't be more pleased with our caring, dedicated, compassionate Carnelian teachers. It is an honor to serve with this team of professionals.
I know there are many questions, and questions will continue to arise, but please know that we are working in a collaborative manner to navigate these challenges and provide answers in a timely manner. Information will be sent out as updates are available. We will continue to provide lunches to children in the community and to offer distance learning opportunities. Please do what you can to support your child's distance learning and take advantage of the opportunities available in a practical manner that works for your family.
Carnelian, along with all of the Alta Loma School District, cares deeply about our students and their families. We will continue to serve our community with compassion and empathy focused on the guiding premise of what is best for the children in our community. Thank you for your partnership, patience and flexibility at this time.
"Be Safe!" carries more significance at this time, and we hope that you all stay healthy and safe by following the recommendations of social distancing, washing hands frequently and avoiding touching your faces. "Be Kind!" is something that we all need to focus on as we deal with the stressors of cabin fever and adhering to a completely foreign set of norms. "Be Proud!" because you are all taking on overwhelming tasks and working together to thrive in this unprecedented global challenge.
You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!