A letter from the principal

August 24, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians: Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Indian Land Middle School! I want to thankyou for your support and understanding as we, as a nation and a community, continueto respond to the unexpected invasion of COVID-19. I am very proud of the way ourILMS students, parents, teachers, staff, and community leaders are handling thedemands we are faced with to protect everyone as we continue to educate our studentsduring the most unusual of circumstances. I am excited about a new school year whether you are in person or virtual. While weare in the business of educating, our first priority is the safety of our students and ouremployees. Be assured, we have been working diligently over the summer to make thishappen. We will return to school with enhanced safety and cleaning procedures.This year will be full of opportunities to excel in the classroom and in our homes. It is nosecret that our community continues to explode with growth. With that comes a fewchallenges, but a ton of opportunities! Whether you are a first time middle school parent, or if you have been “down this roadbefore”, you probably realize that these years can be challenging as a parent and as astudent. Developmentally, our middle level students are rapidly changing physically,emotionally, and intellectually. We are here to help! We have developed a resource withyou in mind. From sign-in/sign-out policy to procedures for dropping off students in themorning, the Parent Guide is your first stop for all of your Indian Land Middle Schoolinquiries and concerns. The Lancaster County School District’s motto is, Putting Children First. As the schoolprincipal, I take that seriously and work to base every decision on what is best for ourstudents. I am confident in our faculty and staff and trust we will all work together for thebenefit of the people we serve – our students. Your student is our most valued asset,and seeing him/her grow and success is at the forefront of all we do. Let’s work togetherto create an outstanding and productive school environment. I encourage parents to frequently visit our web page, school info app and our Facebookpage for up to date and accurate information. Thank you for your continued support andpositivity as we strive to do what is best for ALL of our students and employees duringthese challenging times. Our school theme for the 2020-2021 school year is, Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Great, BeWarriors! I am excited to see what our students will create and accomplish!Sincerely, Chris ThorpePrincipal, Indian Land Middle School