Dear Residents of Mission:
Four weeks into these measures, I want to take a step back and talk about the ways Mission is adapting to our evolving situation. What I’m seeing is a sincere attempt to keep connected, to keep going and to keep together through it all.
Business at City Hall continues a little differently via email, phone or virtual meeting — but the work that keeps our community going is happening.
Student learning has gone online. Congratulations to all the teachers, students and parents who have made this leap so quickly. Mission Public Schools Superintendent Wilson said recently, this is crisis schooling not home schooling. This is important to remember. Be gentle with yourselves. We are all adjusting to this unique experience.
In fact, I’m hearing from parents how much they are cherishing the time at home with their kids, and from others on how much they look forward to their calls checking in with friends and family members that they are apart from.
I love seeing handmade messages of hope and support on people’s windows and drawn in chalk on sidewalks and on rocks. It shows how deeply we care about each other and want to brighten each other’s days.
I know this is a challenging time for everyone on many levels and we look forward to when life is back to normal, but I’m also seeing our community values in bloom.
We are here for each other. We will weather this storm and I think we’re going to come out of this situation kinder and stronger than ever before.
Thank you. Stay calm. Stay strong.
Love to you all. Until next time.
Mayor Pam Alexis and Council