HULL — Superintendent Judith Kuehn, Principal Christine Cappadona and Assistant Principal Kyle Shaw are pleased to report that students at the Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school today.
Tuesday, March 2 marked the 100th day at the Jacobs School. The school community celebrated the day in a variety of ways, including students and staff dressing up like 100-year-olds, kindergartners counting 100 objects, writing prompts focused on the number 100 throughout the building, and various other 100th-day activities.
While the 100th day celebration is held every year, this year’s event took on greater meaning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Jacobs School has been in-person four days a week since the first day of school, accounting for 75 in-person days. There have been 18 remote Wednesdays, five school-imposed quarantine days based on positive cases, and one weather-related closure.
“When we opened the school in September, we thought we would be back to remote by October, then by Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then we made it through the holidays and haven’t looked back,” Principal Cappadona said. “Each holiday has been a milestone in keeping the school open, and we have treasured every in-person day as a gift. To make it to the 100th day says a lot about the dedication and perseverance of each and every member of our school community. We thank our entire school community for everything they have done to make this year a success so far, and look forward to the remainder of the year as we continue to progress and move forward.”
The school’s teachers, staff and students have been diligent in following all safety guidelines, and students have benefited from being in their classroom with their teacher.
“This year, we are not only celebrating the tradition of reaching the 100th day, we are celebrating having any Jacobs student in-person who wishes to be,” Principal Cappadona said. “The Jacobs School serves as an example that with the proper protocols in place, compliance from students and dedication from staff, schools can open their doors to in-person learning.”