MESSAGE FROM MR. ROHRICH
Dear HPMS Families,
I’d like to say THANK YOU and acknowledge the hard work that has gone into continuing your student’s education this spring, for it could not have been done without your support!
When the buses pulled out of the parking lot on March 12, nobody knew exactly what our students were heading towards and what the spring would look like. I will never forget the empty feeling I had in my stomach as I stood on the sidewalk watching the buses drift away into the unknown and worrying about what lied ahead for our students. From that point forward, developments transpired rapidly as we attempted to charter an unprecedented situation in our world. We bobbed and weaved to do the best we could. Computers were distributed. Meals were served. “Google classrooms” “ZOOM meetings” “Distance Learning” become common vocabulary words for families as we transitioned to a new way of life.
I tip my cap to you. You became the biggest educational influence in your child’s life. You sat down with them to help with assignments. You encouraged. You gave tips. You answered questions. You were tech support. You created space and a schedule. You were their biggest cheerleader. You learned new skills. You modeled healthy habits. And you did all of this while navigating your own personal situation, possibly working from home, helping multiple children and trying to balance a new way of living. You did it! For this, I want to say, THANK YOU!
During my six years as principal at HP we have spent time embedding a culture around growth mindset, grit and perseverance. The situation that presented itself over the past three months was a great time for those qualities to shine, be implemented and tested. The past six years have flown by. I have many positive memories and feel fortunate to have worked at HP. We have a fantastic community full of support. I’m very proud of our school, the opportunities it provides for each student and the improvements we made. As I embark on a new journey beginning July 1, I know I will miss my daily interactions with the students and parents. The current situation has created a bitter sweet ending for me, but ultimately I feel great about where the school is at and the direction it is heading.
I would like to let you know that our current assistant principal, Steve Coram, has been announced as the new principal at HP, starting on July 1. Mr. Coram will continue the progress the school has made and lead HP into the future.
Once again, THANK YOU for your patience and support you provided during this challenging time period.
It has been my pleasure to serve as your principal for the past six years. I look forward to seeing you and your students around the community and hearing about their future accomplishments.
Have a great summer!
Sincerely, Kevin Rohrich
Principal, Harbour Pointe Middle School