The following column is from the winter issue of the Bluffton school newsletter, sent to community members in late January.
By Joshua Kauffman
Middle School principal
The 2020-2021 school year has been one that will forever leave an imprint on all of us when we look back on it years from now. Changes such as wearing masks, disinfecting between classes, creating one-directional hallways, social distancing, and quarantining have been added to the vocabulary of schools.
Despite these changes and mandates, the resiliency of our students and the determination of our staff to navigate these unchartered waters to provide calm amidst the storm have been amazing. It has been inspiring to watch each day unfold; the students in our community are privileged to get a first-rate education every day at BMS.
With all the challenges that faced us in 2020, our goal in the MS has been to foster a…