Many of our D15 Families are celebrating Passover and Easter this week.
CEC15 sends our best wishes to you and your family for a blessed day, today, tomorrow and always.
Dear D15 Friends and Families,
During Spring Break, celebrants of Passover and Easter would typically gather with family members and loved ones to sit together, share a meal, reflect on past events, and look to the hope of a new day. We are thinking of you now and always, with our very best wishes that you and those you love are staying safe and staying strong.
Many people in our District, and throughout the world, are now experiencing challenges in their lives that none of us could have imagined. We have a large community filled with a variety of people of all faiths and beliefs but the one thing we have in common is our incredible capacity to love and support one another. We've come together so many times to fight injustice. We did this together, each one of us had a role to play.
This crisis is bringing to the surface a myriad of emotions for all of us. We are hearing that people are upset and angry, feeling sad and hopeless, tired and scared, but mostly that they need a break. Please know that the power to control your future is still in your hands. Do what's best for you and your family. If you and your family need a break, take it. Alternatively, if your family and child prefer to continue in a week scheduled with education and activities, you have this option.
The Chancellor's Regulations on Religious Observance for students and DOE staff include official guidance on how to make the request for days off for religious observance. Please consult your school or union representative with questions.
If you need a mental health day, or two, please talk to your Principal about how to arrange for that.
Whatever you choose to do, know that we are thinking of you and support your decision.