June 11, 2020
Mr. Grant and I have helped coordinate a number of opportunities for you as we work together through what is hopefully a transformational time for both our country and school community, but what is also an emotional and possibly confusing time as a student. Our hope is that we can offer students chances for emotional support, constructive conversations about racial inequality, and enrichment reading and film study throughout the summer.
Mr. Rosser, who just joined our community, and I will be convening meetings for boys of color to discuss their broader experience, both at Belmont Hill and within their own communities. Ms. Schmunk and Mr. Butler have been engaged with Upper School students for over a week now, and plan to continue these meetings. Our plan is to replicate these meetings with additional help from Ms. Ginsberg and Mrs. Rupley with Middle School boys in the coming days. If you would like to be a part of those conversations please reach out to Mrs. Rupley or Ms. Schmunk.
Lastly, as many of you may have heard, Mr. Smith has been hard at work with many other faculty members to pull together a variety of summer enrichment programming. Amongst these opportunities will be chances to watch films and read books that engage in these issues. Please be on the ready when the summer enrichment programs are posted.
As always, if you have individual questions you can reach out to your advisor, me, Mr. Grant, Mrs. Hamilton or Mr. Bradley.
All the best,
Mr. Collins and Mr. Grant