April is Nationwide Neighborhood School Consciousness Month.
Usually, I might be writing to focus on the significance of training and profession coaching packages that group schools — the folks’s schools — like ours present. As certainly one of Maryland’s 16 group schools, I might share tales of our graduates, have fun successes of our switch college students, and tout our financial influence utilizing fastidiously researched details and figures. However these should not regular occasions.
As an alternative, I need to categorical my gratitude for the men and women on the entrance traces of this lethal pandemic, together with however not restricted to: well being care and pharmacy professionals, first responders and regulation enforcement, parole and probation employees, corrections officers, social staff, small enterprise homeowners, farmers, restaurant employees and supply drivers, grocery and retailer personnel, sanitation staff, journalists, and energetic navy and Nationwide Guard members.
With the growing unfold of COVID-19 in our area, we’re all more and more dependent upon you.
From our digital school rooms and places of work, we worth the each day dangers you’re taking to take care of our group. For a lot of of you who’re ACM alumnus, we’re particularly happy with the function our faculty performed in your training or coaching.
ACM is constant to teach and prepare tomorrow’s workforce in hopes that we by no means see a well being care disaster of this magnitude ever once more.
With stay-at-home orders in place for our Maryland and Pennsylvania campuses, we’re discovering small methods to satisfy the wants of our area and college students throughout this disaster.
Whereas our allied well being and science instructors donated gloves, masks, robes and face shields to UPMC Western Maryland, our respiratory remedy instructors supplied two ventilators to the Maryland Division of Well being.
Via the Maryland State Emergency Plan, the ventilators will likely be despatched to the place the necessity is best.
For our personal college students experiencing monetary hardships, the ACM Basis established the COVID-19 Pupil Reduction Fund because of the generosity of a number of big-hearted donors. We expanded our campus wifi sign for college students to make use of from their autos for distant instruction.
None of those minor efforts can examine with the sacrifices of these on the entrance traces.
Whereas I’m assured that we’ll come out on the opposite aspect of this pandemic stronger, please know that I respect your efforts right this moment to maintain us properly.
With the best of appreciation for you and your households,
Cynthia Bambara, president
Allegany School of Maryland
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