School board recognizes Teacher, Staff Appreciation Month

DAVISON — While staff may not physically be in school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DCS teachers are continuing to make a difference in the lives of their students.

Last week, May 4-8, was identified as Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, but Davison Board of Education members have lengthened the recognition to last the entire of month.

“We’d like you to identify the month of May for Teacher and Staff Appreciation,” said Superintendent Kevin Brown. “Our teachers are working very hard to educate students through distance learning. We’d like to recognize them for their hard work and dedication.”

Many of the district’s teachers are putting in extra hours as the workday has blended into home life. They have turned their living rooms into classrooms so they can instruct, communicate and see their students via distant learning.

They have donned masks and gloves to make porch deliveries, so students have learning materials or small gifts and know that they have not been forgotten. They have written hundreds of notes and sent pictures of themselves, so students know that they are still a presence in their lives.

Normally, our parent groups would be recognizing our staff members with goodies, meals and gifts during this special week. But just because the pandemic and stay-at-home order put a halt to the celebrations this year does not mean that we cannot still recognize those DCS staff members who deserve a note of praise.

Brown asked parents to consider sending their child’s teacher an email this week to let them know their hard work during this difficult time is appreciated. — Courtesy Davison Community Schools