It’s been a difficult year for everyone. We’re now past a year and counting of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in some parts of the country schools still aren’t back in session in person.
Students, parents, teachers and school staff have all had quite the year! School staff, from teachers to admins to secretaries and more, have had to change up how they do their jobs and quickly adapt to education online. Even those that are back in person have had to work around numerous new challenges to make sure students are able to learn in a safe environment.
With the end of the year approaching, it would be a great kindness to show your appreciation, and have your alumni show their appreciation, for everything school staff have done for students this year, amidst a challenging environment.
Here are just a few examples of some of the ways you can show your appreciation.
- Send notes of appreciation: Have your community members and greater alumni network send in thank-you notes written to teachers or other staff to thank them for their work over the last year during this unprecedented circumstance. Even a small note with words of appreciation or encouragement can mean a lot to the folks who have worked so hard to keep education happening during the pandemic.
- Put together thank you videos: Your alumni association might consider reaching out to alumni, students or parents and asking them to film individual thank-you videos, directed toward the entire school’s staff. You can submit these videos individually, or ideally you could combine them into one single, large video to make a big impact on the hard-working school staff.
- Be kind: This is a good rule to follow in all circumstances, but it’s especially an important one to remember and practice during the pandemic and as we come out of it. Being kind to teachers and staff is so important to help keep morale up during a difficult time.
For more tips about how you can show your appreciation for school staff, contact us at Alumni Nations.