Velma Jackson High School 2020 - 2021 School Year
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Greetings Students and Parents!
I know we are dealing with some strange, and unpredictable times. All of us who have made is so far through this pandemic without any illness are definitely blessed. Some of us have fallen ill to the virus, but have been fortunate enough to pull through. Then there were those among us who became ill, and were not fortunate enough for one reason or another to make it through this particular storm. Believe it or not, this battle is not ours, for if it was ours, we would have lost it many months ago. I know it has been several years since they took prayer out of the schools, but if you are a believer as I am, then you already know that we need to pray like never before. I am only speaking to those who believe. I am not here to place my personal beliefs on anyone. Those of you who know what I know, and have met the same Man that I have met, the one who has ALL power right in the palm of his hands, the one who has never lost a battle, the one who can provide shelter for you in the time of storm, (need I go on), then I encourage you to keep the faith, hold to his unchanging hand, never give up, and know that there will be some brand new, prosperous, and brighter days ahead! We will make!! We have to!!
To the Velma Jackson Family of 2020 - 2021, my name is Monica R. Williams. This is only my second year here at VJ, but I am proud to be a part of the Falcon Family. I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to those students who will be attending my classes this year, as well as your parents. I will be teaching Journalism, Creative Writing, and MS Writers. I am Editor of the School Newsletter, as well as the Yearbook Advisor. Although things will look and operate quite differently than what we are all used to, I still am anticipating a great and successful school year. I look forward to aiding my students to the best of my ability, and helping them to continue to achieve success under these unconditional circumstances.
Speaking directly to my students, I want you to come to school with your mind set on having a productive and progressive school year. I am going to do all I can to keep and maintain your safety & health in my room (201) as we work towards your educational needs, and guess what, I need you to do the same. Parents I need your help as well. I know you want to be assured that your child will be safe when they enter my room (and of course all of the classrooms), but I need you to make sure that your children are following the proper safety guidelines as well once they return to your homes. I don't want your child to become ill, and I definitely don't want to become ill myself. If we all work together, I know that we can make it through this school year safe and unharmed. Remember, the key word here is TOGETHER! No one person can do it alone.
If you should need to contact me, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to speak to me directly, you may dial (662) 468-2531 and leave a message with the receptionist, or school counselor and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Once again I say WELCOME to the 2020 - 2021 school year. Through these unchartered waters, may we have one of the best and most promising & fulfilling school years ever!!
And I know it's going to be, a lovely day......