Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, at 1:30, we will hold our first remote assembly for students in grades 4-8 and conclude our third week of e-learning. 8th grader Aidan Palmer will present his senior speech and a musical performance. I hope this community time will be uplifting and bring comfort and hope to our students. Students should click here to access the assembly and enter on mute. 

We will reopen remotely on April 14 at 9:00 o’clock following schedules that will be sent by Mrs. Lyons and Mr. Hall during the break. The upcoming spring break will be vital for our teachers to enjoy the rest they deserve after working intently and steadily to recreate curricula and implement new teaching strategies. At the same time, the break will be an opportunity for our students to spend less time indoors and on their screens, although they will still need to use electronics to stay in touch with their friends and family members whom they cannot visit. Finally, our spring break falls during the celebration of Passover and (non-Orthodox) Easter, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish a Happy Passover and Happy Easter to the Buckley families who celebrate these holidays.    

During the break, Ms. Long, Mr. Topel and I will be the show hosts of Spring Break Live Entertainment from Buckley for our students and families to remain connected to their friends and have fun at a time when we have to be physically isolated from one another. We will invite students and families to participate Monday through Friday, in Toddler through Kindergarten (9:30 to 10:00), Grades 1-4 (10:15 -11:00), Grades 5-8 (11:15-12:00) in a variety of game shows and earn points for their team (Purple, Red, or Blue). More information will follow soon, but for the time being, know that we will have: Buckley’s Spring Bake (Monday), Buckley’s Got Talent (Tuesday), Buckley’s Scavenger Hunt (Wednesday), Buckley’s Shark Tank (Thursday), and Buckley’s Comedy Club (Friday). Stay tuned!  

Yesterday should have been the daytime performance of the Class of 2020 musical, Newsies, and today would have been their night performance. I am sure they would have brought the house down! I don’t know yet when we will be able to reopen our school, but one thing I know for sure is that we will do everything we can to preserve all the traditions and rites of passage that make our 8th graders' last year so special. 

With my very best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and peaceful Spring Break,

Dr. Juhel    

Buckley Country Day School

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