Superintendent's Welcome Back Message

 

Dear Students and Families,

 

I hope that you had a restful and replenishing summer. The start of another new and exciting school year is upon us! ETHS is more than a place. It's people - students, staff, and families - that come together each day as a part of our community. Your presence in our school community makes ETHS the special place that it is. 

 

As we start a new year, we will continue to focus on our strategic priorities: social emotional learning, literacy, racial equity and post high school planning. This framework, along with our district goals, sets the work of the district and places students on a path for success, in whatever path they choose. 

 

This work is not easy. Educators and school districts have been under intense scrutiny and criticism across the country as social justice initiatives have been repealed. The rights of people of color and those who identify on the LGBTQ+ continuum seem to be eroding. Many of our students and staff have expressed great distress about the current climate in our nation. I have personally heard your stories and work alongside you to strengthen our efforts. 

 

ETHS will stay the course. We won’t defend our equity work, we will live it. We will continue in our efforts to address racial disparities. We will work to affirm our students, love them as they are, and see them for the many assets that they bring. We will continue to support their well-being and their goals for the future. We will work to build a school and community that is more just and full of more love. 

 

I am proud that ETHS is a community that shows care for each other. Martin Luther King in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Our humanity is tied together and we must therefore stand together as a community in this time of great division. 


I am looking forward to continuing our work together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Marcus Campbell, Ed.D.
Superintendent