Summer time is construction and remodel time. I know a lot of you are dealing with this right now and are concerned about what will happen if the construction crews don’t finish on time. Having dealt with this numerous times in my career I feel very confident in sharing the following.

1. Assume that project will not be completed on time. Plan as if that is the reality.

2. The only absolute is that the students are returning on the first day of school.

3. No matter what happens, act as if it is the way it is supposed to be. Fake it and the kids won’t miss a beat.

4. Keep reminding the adults to stay flexible.

5. Know that no matter how bad it is, it could be worse and below I submit photographic evidence of this.

Here is a picture from last week of me and John Montelongo (one of the original LYS principals) standing in the construction site that is his 5A high school. This project will last for the next 18 months. As is to be expected in the LYS Nation, John and his staff are embracing this project. They recognize that in this chaotic setting is the rare opportunity to recast everything and make it better. The construction years are the most memorable because they are the most novel. It’s up to you to make a good or bad memory.
Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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