While my view this evening is very different than it would usually be, my feeling of gratitude for our remarkable community is stronger than ever.
I may not have the same opportunity tonight to be at St. Paul’s Church looking out into a gathering of Clementines in their red blazers, seeing staff alongside them, our SCS families, alum or friends, but as I reflected on how I might address everyone this evening I reminded myself that despite all that we are dealing with- either as a School or individually- our community remains the same wise, supportive, evermore diverse and compassionate group.
This has been a year. And while the coming months will be challenging, I have witnessed that a commitment to do what is right, mutual support for community members, and a creative and nimble approach stands us in very good stead.
I am exceptionally proud of our staff’s efforts to continue to engage your daughters during this challenging time, and I am enormously grateful to everyone for their demonstration of support, and for the understanding, empathy, and appreciation for what seems at times as insurmountable work.
While we gather to hear the Christmas story and to sing carols, we recognize that our community is comprised of individuals and families with diverse experiences, faiths, and backgrounds and that- along with Christmas- it is the strength of this community that is to be celebrated.
I wish you all a safe and healthy break and a bright and healthy year ahead.