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Superintendent's Letter: See the Positives Among the Challenges of this School Year

Posted on October 17, 2020 in: School News

Superintendent's Letter: See the Positives Among the Challenges of this School Year

On Wednesday, September 9th, The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, appointed  Dr. George Milot, Ed.D as Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Norwich. Dr. Milot comes very highly recommended and brings a wealth of experience as a veteran Catholic school educator and administrator. Most recently, he served as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. After retiring from that position in 2011, he has come out of retirement several times to serve as a consultant, including with the University of Notre Dame, and in various interim/temporary positions. We are grateful to him for his generosity in agreeing to come out of retirement once again to assist our schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

My Dear Friends,

Thanks to the great work of planning from our principals, headmasters, deans, teachers, and staff of all our schools in the Diocese of Norwich. We have, once again, returned to another exciting year of providing academic excellence in faith-filled environments. This year, however, will be one with challenges that have not existed in our schools in previous years. We need your prayers as there are many obstacles to overcome for all involved.

From the principals, teachers and staffs to the students and parents there will be challenges that we know will be overcome but can cause added stress to the school year. Administrators are faced with administering all the new protocols that are in place in the schools, teachers are faced with very little time, if any, for preparation and collaboration during the school day and some students are facing sharing their home computers for homework with parents who need the computers to work from home.

On a positive note, here are some quotes from our schools:

Administrators/Teachers: “Teachers and students are excited to be back praying, learning, and living the Mission of our school.”

“We are so grateful to our community for a spectacular school opening. We are enjoying talking, learning, and praying together …"

Students: “I am very happy to have returned to school. I love being back with my friends and teachers in class.”

“Coming back to school this year has been an adjustment. Wearing masks can be hard but it is for our own good. It is good to come back and see my teachers and friends.”

Parents: “Thank you for everything that you are doing to ensure that our kids are getting the best education they can!”

“Great first week. The kids look so happy and I know my son is.”

Please keep our school communities in your prayers.

God Bless,

Dr. George Milot
Superintendent of Schools

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