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Letter to Families From Middle School Principal Mr. House (In English y en Español)

Greetings Southbridge families,

I am reaching out to introduce myself as the new principal of Southbridge Middle School. I have previous experience as a middle school principal for six years in Hartford, Connecticut, and as a trainer and coach for other principals in Massachusetts and Connecticut. I am excited to be part of the Southbridge Public Schools team and to have the privilege of working with you and your children.

I have been spending this month of June getting to know all of our school staff and learning about the past experiences of Southbridge Middle School. I understand that there have been many – perhaps too many – changes and transitions at Southbridge Middle School. My goal is to bring consistency to the school, and to build strong relationships and communication between our school staff, our students, and our parents and families. I know that working together as one team is the only way to help our students reach their full potential. I am sorry that, because of COVID-19, I haven’t been able to meet any of you in person yet but I look forward to building those relationships soon!

I hope that you and your loved ones have stayed safe and are doing okay during this very difficult spring where we are battling COVID-19 and struggling for racial equality in our country. This school year has been like no other, so you and your students should be proud to have made it through!

I look forward to meeting all of you and your children as soon as things go somewhat back to “normal”. In the meantime, please stay well and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or advice for me as our new middle school principal.

Sincerely,

Jeff House

Principal

Southbridge Middle School

jhouse@southbridgepublic.org

Saludos Familias de Southbridge,

Me estoy comunicando para presentarme como el nuevo director de la Escuela Intermedia de Southbridge. Tengo experiencia previa como director de una escuela intermedia durante seis años en Hartford, Connecticut, y como entrenador de otros directores en Massachusetts y Connecticut. Estoy emocionado de ser parte del equipo de las Escuelas Públicas de Southbridge y tener el privilegio de trabajar con ustedes y sus hijo(a)s.

He pasado este mes de junio conociendo a todo el personal de nuestra escuela y aprendiendo sobre las experiencias pasadas de la Escuela Intermedia. Entiendo que ha habido muchos, quizás demasiados, cambios y transiciones en la escuela. Mi objetivo es brindar consistencia a la escuela y construir relaciones sólidas y comunicación entre el personal de nuestra escuela, nuestros estudiantes y nuestros padres y familias. Sé que trabajar juntos como un equipo es la única forma de ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a alcanzar su máximo potencial.

Lamento que, debido a COVID-19, todavía no he podido conocer a ninguno de ustedes en persona, ¡pero espero construir esas relaciones pronto!

Espero que usted y sus seres queridos se hayan mantenido saludables y estén bien durante esta primavera tan difícil en la que estamos luchando contra COVID-19 y luchando por la igualdad racial en nuestro país. Este año escolar ha sido como ningún otro, ¡por lo que usted y sus estudiantes deberían estar orgullosos de haber sobrevivido!

Espero conocerlos a todos ustedes y a sus hijo(a)s tan pronto como las cosas vuelvan a ser "normales". Mientras tanto, cuídense y no duden en comunicarse conmigo si tienen alguna pregunta o consejo para mí como nuevo director de la escuela intermedia.

Sinceramente,

Jeff House

Director

Escuela Intermedia de Southbridge

jhouse@southbridgepublic.org

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