Shara Gardner (SLGardner@pike.k12.in.us)
Greetings Eastbrook Tigers and welcome to the 2020-21 school year at “The Brook!” In this year of unparalleled and unprecedented health and safety concerns, I wanted to impress upon you that our intentional investment in our students’ education is not “quarantined.” We will continue to connect with our students/families by forming relationships, create an environment conducive to learning, whether it is virtual or in person, and provide content that is culturally responsive.
Our building-wide theme, for this year, is: “The Power of WE: Focusing on Relationships, Responsiveness, and Rigor.” We are dedicated to this theme, because it will take ALL of us, our entire Eastbrook community, to be committed to operating as ONE now more than ever! We will be deliberate in modeling a mindset that emphasizes the value and vitality of rich “relationships”. We are purposed to provide your student with instruction that is culturally “responsive”. Meaning, your student will not only acquire the information; but, they will also be able to apply it to their lives! Please KNOW that our expectations have not diminished due to our current conditions and circumstances! Our students will continue to receive an equitable education with “rigorous” instruction! You can count on us to be who we have always been for our students whether in person or virtual. We are excited to dig in and dig deep for another exciting year at “The Brook!”
In closing, I’d like to invite you to explore our webpage and observe the various services and supports that we offer. I am confident that you will see “The Power Of WE: Focusing on Relationships, Responsiveness, and Rigor,” on display, as this theme will be the heartbeat that fuels our manners and methods. Again, welcome to the Eastbrook community! We look forward to learning and growing with you this year!
If you have any questions related to school policy and procedures, schedules, etc., please feel free to notify the main office 317-387-5900.