We at MAPSA would like to welcome you back to another successful and impactful school year. We are excited to hear the many positive stories of student achievement and innovation your school brings to your community. Michigan’s charter schools are making a difference in the lives of students and families across the state and we understand that this year brings unique challenges in serving your community.
The many recent events that have occurred in our country will most likely impact your students and communities this school year and we wanted to reach out to provide a note of support and understanding during this inimitable challenge that faces our country. We know that your school will welcome many students from various racial, ethnic, and religious groups that have been unfortunate targets of bigotry and hate. We also know that your school will embrace these students with open arms and open hearts as education is the key for the future of this country.
As Nelson Mandela once said, education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. As you welcome your students and families back into your schools during this contentious time, we know that you will use education to shape the character of your students to build tolerance and acceptance into your community to form a deep appreciation for diversity and respect. Education is the key to liberate the minds of our students from ignorance and create a more empathic community of understanding and compassion.
We all have an obligation as we start this school year off and that is undoubtedly to make sure our students and families feel safe and respected. We value the hard work it takes every day on your part to ensure your students and families are served and feel supported. We thank you for your dedication to make a difference in your community.