Just a few more days of summer vacation for students, and the 2014-2015 will officially begin on Monday, August 25th. Teachers are back this week preparing curriculum, instruction, assessments, interventions and enrichments for students. In no time at all, family routines around the valley will begin revolving around school, sports, and other activities.
As we indicated in the CRSD Annual Report a couple of weeks ago, several significant regulatory changes will begin arriving with the 2014-2015 school year. Even as we navigate these new challenges and opportunities, I sincerely hope that the 2014-2015 school year will be noted for its positive cooperation between the CRSD, families, and other community organizations. Partnerships not only nurture a supportive learning environment, they demonstrate for students the character necessary for a strong sustainable community.
Two great venues for partnering with your local school are the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and Advisory School Board (ASB). By nature, both organizations are focused on fostering cooperation. Please check http://www.crsd.us and watch for notices from the school to find out when your local PTO and ASB will be meeting. Please plan to attend and share your input, help develop solutions to challenges, and encourage staff in the hard work they are doing each and every day.
Even as you read this week’s Snippets, teachers, administrators and staff are all eager to start the school year off with high expectations for student learning and conduct. Consider starting off the school year by contacting your child’s teacher before the first day of school. Along with your words of support and encouragement, wish them an enjoyable, healthy, and successful school year. They’ll appreciate your kindness and friendship as you work together to provide a quality education for every student everyday. You can find email addresses for all of our teachers and administrators at http://www.crsd.us.
Also, please consider joining one of the following opening assemblies on Monday, August 25th:
Slana School – 9:00AM
Kenny Lake – 9:00AM
Glennallen – 9:05AM