Dear Palm Valley Community,
As we turn the page on September and welcome October, we yearn for the cooler weather to be upon us. The seasons of weather are much like the ‘seasons’ of school. Cooler weather and the emergence of Fall tells us that we are now fully immersed in our school year. Daily routines become etched into our subconscious and we eagerly anticipate school holiday celebrations that will soon be here. This year, those school events also have become an important part of realizing our sense of school community. One of the things that makes our school truly special is the lasting relationships that we form over the common bond of educating and caring for your children. COVID has forced many of us into more habits of isolation than we would have liked. It is my hope that you will take full advantage of the many opportunities over the next few months to attend events, either virtually or in person, and become an active part of our community.
For those of you in our Lower School, we have found and fixed the electrical problem that has recently impacted our traffic flow. The damaged underground conduit has been identified and replaced, new cables have been installed, and concrete has been poured. We thank you for your patience and your attention to safety while navigating the cones, barricades, and reams of caution tape that have been present.
A reminder to mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 19th. I will be hosting a zoom call at 9 am to discuss the State of the School which will include a thorough review of all of our COVID safety policies and procedures. Log in and sign up details will be shared in my next eblast on October 10th.
We have been so excited to see sports returning to our campus! Our Girls Varsity Volleyball team won their two most recent home games and our Middle School Volleyball and Flag Football teams are beginning their practices this week.
We thank you for the trust that you place with us each day to educate, nurture, and challenge your children.
Dr. Steven Sherman
Head of School