21 Sep A Word From Mr. Satterly—September 21, 2017
Dear WA Community,
Over the past week, one significant change I’ve noticed is how people in south Florida greet one another. “Hi, how’s it going?” has been replaced with “Do you have power?” Even as we restart school at Westminster Academy, another hurricane churns its way through our Caribbean neighbors. I am very encouraged by the manner in which students, faculty, and parents have jumped back into school. It is good to see how everyone has embraced getting back to work and to re-engage learning. As we long to get back to a sense of normalcy, adjustments and flexibility will be the order of the day as we look to recover instructional time and to resolve displaced events. We anticipate announcing revisions to the school calendar on Friday.
The resolution of Irma-related issues also affords us the opportunity to consider ways to serve our community—locally, regionally, and internationally. We are working with Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to explore potential partnerships for student service projects related to both Irma and Maria. Also, we are talking with our school organizations such as Christian Schools of Florida to consider how we can help.
Grace and Peace,
Joel T. Satterly