August 2018

August 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

It is with great anticipation that I extend a warm welcome to each of you for the coming school year.   I hope that you have each enjoyed a restful summer with family and friends and that you are looking forward to an exciting school year and all the possibilities that it holds.  We had a productive summer filled with building projects, summer cleaning, workshops for staff, and summer enrichment and academic opportunities for our students.    Our focus for the 2018-2019 school year will be to ensure that we offer each child a safe, high quality educational experience that inspires opportunities for each to develop social, civil, and critical thinking skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.

As we begin a new year (opening day on August 27), we want to take this opportunity to review and distribute important information and procedures.  Highlighted enclosures from your child’s school, with an introductory letter from the principal, are included in this mailing. We encourage all parents to complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application as it increases the district’s funding for educational programs and allows us to maintain our meal prices.

I encourage you to stay actively involved in your child’s schooling and will refer you to our website for ongoing information and updates.  The website includes bus schedules, a school calendar, event notices, and contact information – for example.   Handbooks will be posted online, and we recommend careful review as they include information regarding policies, regulations, and resources.   Additionally, we continue to utilize the telephone-based notification system to facilitate communication between your home and our schools.

Our staff looks forward to working with each of you, and your children, in the coming school year.   I am confident that through the combined efforts of school staff, parents, and community members, we will serve as a community of learners that makes a difference for each child.  In doing so, we will positively impact the future of our community.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s school or the district offices.


Howard Jacob Eberwein III
Superintendent of Schools