Thank you for sending your beautiful children to West High School. We know you have choices, and we are grateful you chose West. The past three years have been extraordinarily challenging, but we have, collectively as a Regent Community, faced these obstacles and found a way. We found a way through the West Side Collaborative to provide food, housing, rent and other supports for our Regent neighbors in need. We found a way to keep students and staff safe through COVID mitigations, and, for the most part, been mostly successful.
Thank you for your support of our teachers and staff. While this is my last physical week at West, I see the challenges of the future and feel compelled to speak out. Friends, we are going to have to find a way to work together to get through these next two-plus years of construction.
Consider the fact that construction at West means no parking for at least two years. Consider the two-hour parking restrictions around the school. Is it right to prevent the teachers of your children from parking safely and closely to the school? All West staff have West staff badges in their cars. Why couldn’t only those with West badges be given this opportunity by the Regent community?
It’s your choice, of course, but now is the time to rethink this policy in light of what is needed now.
This is our last Regent Reporter for the 2021-22 school year. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of being West’s principal over these past five years. It’s been an honor.