Last week I enjoyed listening to our band play the National Anthem at our field hockey game. It was a moment of pride for Slater Nation to watch our arts and athletics come together for these memorable events. It was a pleasure to watch so many talented students perform and compete. A special thank you is extended to our musical directors, coaches, and athletic director for making this happen.
I want to remind our families that our Community Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. We will get everyone caught up on current events as they relate to the school district. There is always time for questions. Our Community Symposiums offer the public an opportunity to have conversation with me and other members of administration. Due to the Pandemic, our meetings are now held via Zoom. The Zoom link can be found in email communication and on our website. Please join us for this informative session.
If you haven’t heard at our last Board Meeting, our buses will be equipped with stop arm cameras. Stop arm cameras will take pictures of vehicles that drive through the stop sign and red flashing lights of a stopped bus. A very generous donation from the Post Foundation made this idea a reality. We worked closely with John Birmingham, Chairman of the Upper Mount Bethel Supervisors, and management from our bus company, Student Transportation of America, to have the cameras installed. The stop arm cameras will provide another layer of protection and safety for our students.
As we head into the winter months, we are already seeing an increase of COVID-19 cases in Northampton County. We have had a very successful school year to date. Let’s continue to work together to keep our students and staff safe and in school. Please continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing, and try to avoid indoor gatherings.