Welcome back to school in its 2020-2021 school year form. Distance learning, masks, social distancing, quarantines, this is not the new normal. It is not normal at all, but it is what we need to do. In the same way as when we stop when red lights flash on a school bus, or the crossing guard says stop, or we check-in all visitors to schools, we protect our children. This, we must do. While we may not all agree on the best path, we certainly can agree that protecting our children is not negotiable. We also know that educating our children is not negotiable, and that we will do. Every student has and, by the way, for the past five years has had his or her own computer. We are blessed with excellent teachers and remarkable support staff and incredible administrators. Distance learning is not the same as in-person instruction, but it will be high quality and use the same curriculum our teachers teach day in and day out. If anyone can do a great job of teaching our children, it is Jurupa’s teachers and they will use their skills and dedication to deliver the best education possible in these very difficult times.