January 7, 2021

Dear Marshall Family,

I wanted to make a few announcements this afternoon. I also want to thank you for your continued support and I hope that your family is well in this new year.

First, I want to acknowledge that I, myself, am still processing the disruption of our government yesterday.  At Marshall, we will lean into this event in an academic context. In addition, our counselors are available to meet with students to support those who continue to be impacted. Our location makes yesterday’s events even more personal since many of us have family or friends who work in our government. We will continue to support one another and accept that a range of emotions will exist within our community. Please know we are here to support your children.

Second, in the event that you are unaware, on Tuesday night, the School Board directed Dr. Brabrand to pause bringing students back to school until questions about the current plan can be further processed. When I am informed of that plan, I will certainly pass it along immediately to everyone.

Third, I wanted to clarify the January schedule for everyone, so we are on the same page.

January Teaching Schedule

Please note that there are some days off and some special days this month:

January 18NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

January 19 – School Catch-Up Day – No new instruction just like our day in December

January 20NO SCHOOL – Inauguration Day

January 21 – Live Synchronous Instruction Day – This is a RED Day

January 22 – Live Synchronous Instruction Day - This is a Blue Day – This is also the last day of the 2nd quarter. In addition, this day is a two-hour early release day

January 25 – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Teacher Workday

January 27 – GCM Course Kick-Off – More information will follow soon.

Once again, I want to thank each and every one of you for your support of our students, our school and our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey D. Litz

Principal