Labor Day Message from the Superintendent Honoring Hartford Public Schools’ Staff

Labor Day Message from the Superintendent Honoring Hartford Public Schools’ Staff

September 3, 2021

 

Labor Day Message from the Superintendent Honoring Hartford Public Schools’ Staff

Dear Colleagues,

As this first week of the new school year comes to a close and we look ahead to Labor Day weekend, I write to thank you for your hard work to prepare for the return of all our students. From the canvassing leading up to the first day to the efforts of staff across the district to safely welcome our students and families back on day one, I am deeply grateful to all of you for what you do on behalf of our youth. 

We begin this year, the first of our three-year plan, with exciting opportunities and some uncertainties. As we work together to accelerate learning and recovery for our students, please know that I and my leadership team are here for you. I am committed to ensuring that our teachers and staff have the support you need to deliver on our goals for our students. 

I am in awe of how, through very challenging times last year, you provided support and care to one another, and of course, to our students and their families. Many of you also served as mentors and tutors, meeting the needs of the whole student. Please know that you and your contributions to Hartford Public Schools are valued and immensely appreciated. 

I look forward to working with all of you to make this school year successful and productive for all our students and our entire community. This holiday weekend, please take the time to practice the themes I shared at Convocation: to deeply relate with family, friends and community; to redo what you enjoy most; and to renew yourselves and recharge for the year ahead.  

In gratitude,

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez
Superintendent
Hartford Public Schools