Principal's Welcome Message

Dear Young Achievers Community,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  We are excited to welcome over 600+ scholars and aim to support them as they begin, continue, or near the end of their education journey with us regardless of the learning model.  

We remain committed to maximizing each student’s potential for critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, community involvement, and responsible leadership. As we prepare, I want to introduce our new Assistant Principal Tiffani Julks to our school community.  She brings great enthusiasm and 13+years of educational experience. We are thrilled to have Ms. Julks on board!

The beginning of each school year can be an exciting, happy time. But we must acknowledge the impact Covid-19 continues to have on the climate and culture in our nation which makes the beginning of this particular school year a time filled with concern and fear for many. 

 As we continue to gain more clarity on providing academic and social-emotional support in the identified remote and hybrid model, supporting the whole child is an expectation for ALL students.  Engaging and building strong two-way relationships with students, families and the school will be paramount to our efforts.  We plan to embrace our YA Core Values- Safe, Supportive, Responsible, and Respect (S2R2) and the Second Step social-emotional curriculum to ensure a safe and caring environment, leveraging the assets of our families bring.  

The first day of classes for students K0-8th grade is Monday, September 21st remotely.  Scholars should sign on remotely at 8:30 a.m daily. There will be a whole school pledge before signing in for homeroom.  Clearly, it is a year of great ambition and promise. We know that we have work to do, work that requires patience, grace, and flexibility!  I hope that you try new things this year and that you challenge yourselves to have hard and interesting conversations with your scholars about the current climate and culture of our nation.

I hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school by telephone @ 617-635-6804.
T’Sheba Martin