Good morning to all. I am delighted to greet you the educators this morning as we get ready to open our schools for the 2020/2021 academic year. Three years ago yesterday, Hurricane Irma unleashed unprecedented destruction. The fact that we are still on the land of the living is a testament to God’s faithfulness to us. I am grateful to God for his guidance and protection over the past three years. Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. I thank God that he blessed us with resilience.
The public is invited to participate in an online webinar titled, ‘Preparing Children For Going Back to School in COVID-19 Times’ on Thursday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m.
The objectives of the workshop include preparing children to understand that schools may need to close again if more people get sick; to reassure children that closed schools will ensure safe and healthy communities; to continue to remind children that learning can happen anywhere; and to reassure children of adults’ support to their learning after they return to school.