Principal News and Notes

March 2019

Principal Steve Lucas

Hello again Cavalier family!

Welcome to March! One of the twelve greatest months, March never fails to live up to it’s reputation of “going in like a lion and out like a lamb.” The phrase was originally coined by Thomas Fuller in 1732 and so accurately describes the way March begins with the cold and blustery winds but eventually submits to the first feelings of Spring. March can give us a renewed sense of optimism as the first buds begin to show on the trees and gives us signs of the annual transition to Spring. It is truly a hopeful and exciting time of the year.

Here at school, we have passed the hundred day mark, and have been engaged managing a challenging school schedule which has been interrupted several times due to the weather. The mandate to start school after Labor Day and finish by June 15 has put a lot of pressure on the staff and students here, which has not been helped by the snow days. As you know we have already had to plug in some unscheduled school days to make up for snow and with our cancellation of February 20, we will undoubtedly have to add another. This addition will likely be during the scheduled Spring recess, so I have to ask us all to respect the day and be at school. We only have 180 total days of school and we need to make all of them count.

Friday, February 22 was the official half-way point of the third quarter which means the end of the year will really be on us before we know it. Please check the status of your student often and reach out to us here at school if you have any concerns about classes. I especially encourage parents of seniors to check HAC daily and call us with any concerns. The last thing anyone wants is for a senior not to graduate if we could have intervened and given them additional support so they could succeed.

I thank you again for the privilege of leading our school. I invite you to visit often, and I wish you well.

Steven Lucas

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