7/16/2020 Community Update

Dear Hatboro-Horsham Families:

 

First and foremost, I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health. Months ago, when I accepted the invitation to serve as Hatboro-Horsham School District’s Superintendent, I envisioned that my first e-mail to you would find you enjoying the restful days of summer or traveling.  Yet, we find ourselves in July amidst a pandemic and navigating the challenges of an unpredictable fall.

 

Before addressing this matter, I wanted to take a moment of your time to introduce myself. I feel excited and privileged to work with you as the Superintendent of the Hatboro-Horsham School District. Since joining the District on July 1, I have been impressed on many levels with the passion for education shared by our families, students and staff. Hatboro-Horsham is truly a great place to be.

 

To give you a little personal background…I am married with two children. My wife, Lena, is the backbone of our family. Our two children are both students, one at Temple University, and the other, a rising 11th grader.  I come from a family of educators and have held a variety of roles as I begin my 28th year in the field.  Starting as a Special Education teacher, I have since served in several administrative roles including Principal, at both the Middle and High School levels, and Assistant Superintendent. I moved to Montgomery County in 1981 and have been a resident ever since. Our family lives nearby in Willow Grove.

 

While I may not have had the privilege of meeting you yet, I have read some of your feedback, since over 1,000 parents and guardians have participated in our survey on 2020 fall reopening scenarios. You have shared your concerns and feedback, as well as your willingness to support our District as we navigate through the options for resuming instruction on September 8.

 

Since re-opening protocols from both the state and Montgomery County are changing even as I draft this letter, it would be premature for me to outline any specific details at this time.   Please know, however, that we are working tirelessly with our staff, as well as with local and state health officials, to finalize a series of student-centered, safe reopening plans.

 

We will be sharing these plans, along with relevant survey data, at the Hatboro-Horsham School Board meeting scheduled virtually for Monday, July 20 at 7 PM.  We hope you can join us. The link can be accessed at https://www.hatboro-horsham.org/domain/175

 

Thank you for your patience and your commitment to the health and safety of your family.  I look forward to connecting with you again with details and updates on the upcoming school year.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott T. Eveslage, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools