Dear Washington Township Families,
As I wrote this greeting last year during the final weeks in February for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Program Guide, I had no idea that several short weeks later our summer programs would be among some of the first of our in-person cancellations. During our Summer Program offerings that were able to run virtually last summer, we saw perseverance and creativity and very unique ways that programs seamlessly pivoted to accommodate our new-at-the-time social distancing practices; programs like Joyce Click’s Musical Theatre Camp, which quickly touted to new camp theme … “The Show Must Go On-Line.”
I am happy to announce that we are able to bring summer program offerings to you again this summer. We are of course following all guidance from the Marion County Public Health Department in terms of what our programs will look like and how we will proceed logistically. Please know that as with most everything the past 11 months, programs and logistics are subject to change, but we are hopeful that you will find something for your young learners in these offerings for Summer 2021.
As Superintendent, I am proud that so many of our teachers spend time and energy to provide summer learning opportunities beyond our classrooms, and as a parent I am thrilled that my own children are able to participate. As a member of this community I feel fortunate to have these many educational opportunities available.
As residents of Washington Township, please take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that you will find for your student within this electronic summer catalogue and know that this is one of the many ways that our schools strengthen our community.
You are invited to also stay informed about our continued future planning efforts which include building updates across the district and added personnel support for students like the recent addition of our Director of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera. Updates and information about both our Operating and Construction Referendum can be found on the district website, specifically at the links below.
Thank you for your continued support of our amazing schools in Washington Township. We could not have superior schools, without the supportive community that you are.
Dr. Nikki Woodson
Superintendent, MSD Washington Township
Equity Matters in Washington Township: https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/equity/
Future Planning: https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/future-planning/