September 9, 2019

Dear Campus School Families,

It always happens. About an hour into the first day of school it feels like we never left for summer vacation. This is a good thing, as this sense of continuity is a testament to the careful planning of our faculty and staff, the natural curiosity and optimism of our students, and the work parents have done to get their children ready for the new school year. These collective efforts make this significant transition much easier for students to manage, and the rhythms and rituals of the school day help everyone settle into the learning groove that pulses throughout our school.

And this groove - the orchestrated interplay of teachers and students, the rhythmic flow of the school day, and the energy generated by this ensemble work -  is a sort of music, a co-created composition that evolves and plays throughout the year and is as delightful to make as it is to hear. One of my former colleagues referred to it as the purposeful and alive “hum” of a school. At the Campus School we go way beyond the hum and bring the groove.

So strap on a guitar, break out the drum sticks, and set your amp to “11.”  We’ve got a learning groove to get on and we all have a part to play. Here’s to a great school year!