Last Day of ESY/Summer Session!

August 21, 2021

8.20.2021 It’s the final day of the Summer Session, so you might see some tears if you’re here at the school. It’s not easy to say goodbye to children and families after so much intensity and progress! Working so hard together makes people come close to each other; this time of the year always brings a bit of sadness. We’ll certainly miss those who are moving on.
At the same time, there’s so much pride and excitement about seeing how far each child has come. How hard each has worked to get here and to be moving on to bright futures. To know you’ve helped, that their life is going to be better partly because of your work.
This summer there have been many highlights, and it’s thanks to an incredibly strong community that includes amazing children and families, dedicated employees and leadership, loving volunteers, kind donors, and an encouraging, committed board. We at Crossroads are humbled and grateful each and every day for the network of support throughout good times and hard ones.
Thank you for being part of this life-changing mission. It takes the efforts and dedication of everyone to make a reality of the many dreams of our community.

Please send your last-day pics to if you’d like to add them to this gallery. Thanks to those who have so far!

8.21.2020 Congratulations to all on a successful summer program!

Some said it couldn’t be done, others said it shouldn’t be. To those who encouraged, led, helped, worked and otherwise supported the efforts of Crossroads to do what needed to be done for our children, thank you! We’re so proud to have had a smooth ESY.

The last day is always bittersweet. Everyone here is overjoyed at their students’ accomplishments and growth, while simultaneously feeling sad tugs at heart to say goodbye to some. 83 will return after a two-week break, and move up to new classrooms, or return to their same. 31 preschoolers will move onto Kindergarten, and 5 school-age students are moving onto their next schools too. Every child and family who has been with us will always be in our hearts. We hope you’ll drop a line now and then to let us know how you’re getting along, and return for events so we can see you again.

Here are some Last Day of School pictures for you to enjoy! As always, if you have others to share, please send them to


7.13.2020 It’s official! We’ve reopened!

After 4 months of remote teaching, today for the first time, all of our classrooms have reopened. On 6/29 some of our Clinic students returned, and on 7/6 Room 2, our Toddler Room reopened. Today, the remainder of classrooms reopened and we were overjoyed to welcome back our students.

Catch up with what’s happened here since March!

REOPENING PLAN (and other COVID-19 Updates)

Not all of our learners are here this summer. We aren’t able to have our general education children here, and as well, some students are continuing to receive remote services rather than return to the in-person setting, at their parents’ choice. We will miss all of our students not with us at this time. However, we are thrilled and proud to be saying hello in person again to the students and to each other.

Here are several photos taken this morning, on the first morning back!

8.28.2019 Back to school time is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids! Can you remember looking forward to seeing your teacher? Maybe meeting her or him for the first time? Meeting new friends? Finding out what you’d be doing in your classroom?

There is always some apprehension mixed in there too. We get it. But it’ll soon fade away as trust and rapport are built, as routines are established, and expectations are understood.

Part of that rapport is built by building trust-worthy, best practice systems and procedures, and setting up classroom environments that are child-friendly, safe, interesting and stimulating. All through the break, we’ve been getting ready for the school year by putting things in place to reflect just those characteristics that let students know their teachers can’t wait to have them in class, and all of us can’t wait to see them next week.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the ways students will be welcomed back to school on September 4th.

Several teachers have been repainting their classrooms over the break, some with the help of volunteers, friends and family members! All of the floors have been cleaned and waxed; everything looks shiny and new.  IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans), Lesson plans, classroom environments and so many other pieces are in the works for welcoming children back next week!

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