Letter from the Superintendent
As we finish out this Friday we will have completed the 21st day of school for the 2023-2024 school year. If you recall, it was the second week in August in which I sent out a communication about preparing for the first 21 days of school and working on those routines and actions you wanted to be habit forming for this school year. Things I suggested to consider related to sleep, breakfast, conversations about your child’s learning, homework, reading, etc. So how are things going? If your answer was awesome, good for you. If it was not so awesome, don’t worry, you can start any time with implementing those actions and routines you want to become habits with your children and family as it relates to school.
In addition to reflecting on the first 21 days of school for the routines and habits that are in place, I can’t help but reflect upon the overall great start to the school year that we have had. Yes, there have been a couple of hiccups, but overall students and staff alike seem to be upbeat and enjoying the start to the school year. Great starts don’t just happen because of good luck, they happen because people are working hard to ensure that success is achieved.
We have so many examples of success from the start of our school year, some of which include our activity’s programs and last week’s homecoming festivities. One that has particularly stood out to me is our new preschool classroom.
Our school community has talked about starting a preschool program for many years, over 20 to be more accurate, and from all accounts it appears to be off to a great start. At our September School Board meeting our preschool teacher, Mrs. Young presented information to our School Board about the structure of the preschool day, pictures from the classroom, sample activities, overview of the curriculum (Connect 4 Learning), and assessments used to ensure student success. What was evident from my own visits to the classroom and the information shared is that the program is off to a great start and we have some great staff working in the program.
Take time this weekend to think about your child’s start to the school year and celebrate those things that are going well and in the event there is something not quite where you would like it to be, don’t worry. There is plenty of time to take action and make the changes you desire.
Thank you for all your support and the impact you have had to make this a great start to the school year.