Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

Dear ABRHS Students and Families,

The 2021-2022 school year is upon us and, without doubt, it will be another unique year. Given what we’ve collectively been through since the onset of COVID-19, together we all hope to make this year a healthy, calm, and slightly more normal school experience.

Since the pandemic began, students, parents, and staff experienced a completely different way of life. Zoom classes, mask-wearing, distancing, and so much more became the norm. Coming out of the past year with significant amounts of isolation and screen time, everyone’s mental health deserves considerable attention. At the high school, we are committed to providing the support needed to our students so they feel comfortable back at school this fall. In classes, class meetings, and advisory, we will focus on student well-being, and we will offer additional avenues of support when needed. 

While we certainly anticipate a more normal year, the nature of the virus and the subsequent guidance are continually evolving. Our first priority will continue to be the health and safety of our students and staff, and we promise to keep you informed often and in a timely manner. That being said, it is difficult for everyone to manage some of the uncertainties coping with a pandemic entails. Our support services are always available, and we encourage anyone experiencing difficulties to reach out to their counselor.

In conclusion, it is important to note that I feel very fortunate to have joined such an encouraging and welcoming community. In my first few months here, I have seen firsthand the excellent, supportive, and caring environment that defines AB. I am looking forward to getting to know many more students, staff members, and families over the course of this school year. Once again, it promises to be a year unlike any other we’ve experienced, and I am looking forward to embarking on this journey with all of you. 


Joanie Dean
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