A Note from Stacy Turner, Head of School

Winter Break offered the opportunity for me to reflect, rest, and find renewal after what has been an extraordinarily different year.

It reminded me how important it is for our mental and emotional health to take a breath before jumping head-on into the new year. As a community, we are remarkably resilient, and I continue to be confident we will rise above whatever challenge comes our way in the year ahead, as long as we tackle it together.

What makes our resilience possible is the strong relationships HRS teachers and staff have with our families. This year, parent support has never been so critical for student success. We recognize and deeply appreciate our parents for their engagement and attentiveness to their student’s academic journey, and to everyone's health and safety.

HRS remains committed to preparing our students with the academic, social, and leadership skills needed to learn how to be responsible citizens who make positive contributions to the community and beyond. Our Board, our staff, and our administrative team continues to model effective leadership to ensure collective change within our community. In this newsletter, our community will learn more about our work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We recognize and acknowledge the responsibility to establish DEI as a core value of the school. A newly formed task force will assess our current position and make recommendations about the optimal way forward to make sure we are adhering to this commitment as a community. Josh Phillips, Head of Middle School, will lead this Equity task force with representation from our community, and with it, the promise to continue meeting our obligation of improving all levels of the student experience and outcome at HRS.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. After months of hard work, we are delighted to introduce a website which will reflect our recent brand updates, will be easier to navigate, and more user-friendly for everyone. Our goal is to provide our web visitors with accurate, up-to-date information, share more about our school, while fostering communication and outreach. It is also fully responsive on mobile devices.

Finally, we hope you can join us for our 2021 Auction, Camp In! The Hamlin Robinson School auction will be a virtual event on Saturday, March 20 at 5pm. This year, you can support HRS from the safety of home! More details are included in this newsletter.

With 2020 in the review mirror, 2021 offers renewed hope and opportunity. I look forward to the year ahead.

Stacy Turner