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  • Welcome to 2020-2021!

    Margaret Paul
    Dear Families,
     
    At the very beginning of our first official bi-weekly letter to you, we want to give a warm, LREI welcome to the families and students of the Class of 2024! They are a group 72 strong, and have entered the high school with enthusiasm and excitement. Yesterday at our faculty meeting we asked teachers to share how the first week of classes has been, and the resounding responses regarding our new 9th grade class were “They are so wonderful!” “They are so earnest and curious,” “I’ve already seen so many acts of kindness among them,” “They are clearly showing up ready for 9th grade.” We can’t wait to get to know them--and you--better in the coming weeks!
     
    Our 10th through 12th graders have also shown up for the 2020-2021 school year in really wonderful ways, engaging immediately in their coursework, in Life Lab, in the Junior Trip Lab, and in College Class and Senior Project Lab. In addition, yesterday we all participated in a cross-grade opportunity as we discussed our summer reading books, and we were reminded how important these moments of community building are in this time of distanced learning. 
     
     
    We want to remind you of some upcoming opportunities to connect to our high school community and to learn more about your student’s program. Below are the dates for grade-level potlucks and the 9th/10th and 11th/12th Curriculum Nights, which we hope you are able to attend. The potlucks are a wonderful way to meet other families, and Curriculum Night affords the opportunity to hear from your student’s teachers. Both will build and strengthen your connection to LREI and help support you in navigating this school year.
     
    9th Grade Family Potluck: Monday, September 21 @ 6:30 pm
    10th Grade Family Potluck: Thursday, September 24 @ 6:30 pm
    (11th & 12th grade potlucks are in October)
     
    9th/10th Curriculum Night: Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:30 pm; Zoom ID: 747-424-5440
    11/12th Curriculum Night: Tuesday, September 29 @ 6:30 pm; Zoom ID: 747-424-5440
     
    And finally, we are including as an attachment a “Who to Contact” page for the high school. We hope this will help you get the information you need as quickly as possible. This is also posted in Connect on the HS Resources page, and is in the HS Handbook. Please know that we, along with your advisors and grade-level deans, are here for your questions as this school year gets up and running. Please don’t hesitate to reach out as needed.
     
     
     
  • Final Letter from LREI@home

    Margaret Paul
    Dear LREI Families and Students,
     
    Tomorrow we will end the 2019-2020 school year together in an assembly on Zoom. In lieu of the personal messages that we usually share with our students as they stream out of the building at 40 Charlton, we are sharing them with you today. Below we have interspersed messages from our faculty with photos of all of our students--putting us “together” one last time--the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023. 
     
    Class of 2020
     
     
    Keep fighting the good fight and don’t give in to despair in these hard times. We need your curiosity, your critical thinking, and your hope now more than ever! 
     
    Stay connected to your community and don't hesitate to reach out for support!  We're here for you, and we can't wait to be with you all back in the building! 
     
    Be fierce! Be in community! Build solidarity across lines of difference! Love yourself and be safe! 
     
    Take care of yourselves and the communities around you. Hold on to hope and joy. 
     
    Even in the midst of urgent challenges, find ways to rest and replenish yourselves. Good friends, good books, and naps all spring to mind as important fuel for the ongoing work.
     
     
    Class of 2021
     
     
    Wishing you peace, joy, love and health over the summer. I will be looking forward to seeing you all in person again soon! 
     
    Being part of history is not easy. So this summer get out of bed, keep informed, and keep safe.
     
    I have missed you all. Look after yourselves. Be good to yourselves and the people around you. To the seniors-I wish you all the very best. 
     
    I cannot believe we are at the end of the year! It’s been forever and also so quick. I will miss seeing you all and look forward to being together with you again. Seniors, I am in denial about Graduation.
     
    Get some rest, lots of rest, and know that you are loved beyond measure.
     
    Class of 2022


    We are so proud of you, your resiliency, your efforts, your willingness to step up and stay, no matter how hard it is. Take care of yourselves and one another. Remember you are loved. 
     
    We love you all. We’re so proud of you. We hold you in our hearts and minds. Thank you for showing up to class in the midst of such a difficult time. You brought tears to our eyes as we witnessed the creativity, spirit and leadership continue to emerge from you, the students of LREI. 
     
    As the summer unfolds, know that we are here for you, and we hope that you stay safe, stand up, make your voices heard, and change the course of history. And when you turn 18, VOTE!
     
    We miss you. We love you. We cannot wait to see you again in September!
     
    Remember that the way to guard against isolation and fear is community. Be in community, connect to community, and you will be reminded that there is hope and purpose and joy around you.
     
    Class of 2023
     
     
    Remember that the learning doesn’t end because school is out for the summer. Also, eat lots of amazing summer treats! And don’t forget to wash your hands. 
     
    Times like this week remind me of how much I love LREI and how grateful I am to be a part of this community. The future is bright because of you kids. We’ll miss you this summer! Make sure to be safe, but enjoy your break from school.
     
    I always say I work with the best teens in NYC and this year showed me even more of how special you all are. Your resiliency and thoughtful care for one another shines through and I’m so impressed with you. Have a good summer; I can’t wait to see you all again!
     
    Thanks to all of our students--you have shown up, spoken up, embraced and continued to face difficulties with compassion and integrity. We love you. You will change the world.


    And to our beloved Class of 2020--CONGRATULATIONS! We love you dearly.
  • Moving Up

    Faith Hunter

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