This Year’s Theme – The Time For Inclusion Is Now!
The theme was chosen in recognition of ways in which a greater appreciation for inclusion, as a philosophy and as a way of life in our schools and community has emerged. As this year has progressed, we have had an unusual vantage point for understanding an even broader meaning of inclusion. Across the world, we are experiencing a new form of isolation that is required in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We are now familiar with the term: social distancing. In the not too distant future, we hope to celebrate our resilience in the face of difficulty and experience the joys of being included in a community that learns, plays, and works together.