A message from Interim Superintendent Derek L. Simmons:
In a 'normal' year, during the first week back for teachers, everyone gathers at one of the high school auditoriums for what we have always called the Opening Day Kickoff. The event is usually packed to capacity with teachers and administrators but because of the timing and capacity issues, we miss having our entire CCPS family all together in one place.
Something good comes out of everything and having to shift the Kickoff to a virtual format this year meant that we have a video that can be shared with everyone. Teachers and administrators were able to view it in school staff meetings last week, and it was shared via email with the entire CCPS staff this week.
Although the content was initially meant for our usual small audience, looking at the finished product made us want to share the stories told, along with the messages of support, with our entire community.
Many thanks to staff and community members for taking the time out to participate, and to videographer Chris Dorr for creating a memorable video.
Please note: For close captioning in the video, click on the CC icon (lower right); to caption in other languages, click on the Settings icon, then auto-translate and language.