As we delve further into the 2020-21 school year, we continue to face unprecedented times with the coronavirus pandemic. But the Edison Local School District continues to rise to the challenge as it strives to provide students with a quality education.
Indeed, it has been a challenge, but the advent of remote learning has allowed students to maintain their education at home during quarantine and snow days. The district’s services have gone far beyond instruction to include technology with Chromebooks for school and home use as well as Hotspots and Wi-Fi capabilities by extending wireless access points outside the buildings and on school buses. Students can now access the internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep up on their work. Furthermore, students have been able to sustain their bodies in addition to their minds with the expansion of the summer feeding program to offer free breakfast and lunch meals throughout the week. Meals are delivered at key locations throughout the district to ensure that no child goes hungry.
As we reopen our buildings, we also work to maintain a semblance of normalcy while following safety protocols to ensure a secure learning environment. Students will continue to practice social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing and wearing of masks, among other guidelines, with the goal of keeping them healthy and at school where they belong.
Much of the credit goes to our faculty, staff and administration for helping the district maneuver through the churning waters, as well as the dedication and support of parents who have worked with their children at home and the students who focused on their lessons. By working together, the Edison Local community exemplifies Wildcat Pride.
Schools are more than just brick-and-mortar buildings to hone knowledge; they are beacons of hope for students seeking successful futures in college, the military or the workforce. They are places where friendships are formed and paths are carved for successful futures. Let’s continue to work together to help shape today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.