January Principal's Message
Happy New Year and welcome back to our students! After a much needed break for everyone, we are excited to be back for second semester. We hope our students are happy to be back, and are looking forward to a good rest of the school year.
As you have likely seen by now, Skyward was unavailable over break while we went through a major system upgrade. There is a new link that you need to bookmark to access your family information (see below). Since the system was inaccessible the entire break, student grades will not be final until the end of the first full week of school. Expect to be able to see final grades and to be able to request updated transcripts as of January 14th.
In addition to welcoming back our students, we would also like to welcome LeRoy Police Officer Sean Spencer as our new district School Resource Officer. Officer Spencer will officially begin his duties as our district SRO on January 14th and will spend the majority of this spring semester in the junior/senior high school building. Next year, his time will be split between our elementary and junior/senior high school buildings. As our SRO, Officer Spencer’s primary responsibilities will focus on supporting our school in the areas of classroom curriculum support, problem solving, conflict resolution, family outreach, mental health education, positive student relationships, and personal safety. While it goes without question that Officer Spencer will be a police officer in the building, the primary goal is for him to be an additional educational support staff member.
Junior High students completed their eMPower testing during the month of December. Our district Teaching and Learning Team will meet after the first couple weeks back to evaluate this data. We will have individual student reports out to parents by the end of the month.
January continues a busy winter season in our building with events occurring almost every night and weekend. Even when home events are hosted, we typically have a variety of practices going on throughout the building. Throughout January, we host a several basketball games and wrestling events along with elementary musical and other organization practices. This keeps our main gym, auxiliary gym, cafeteria, and hallways very crowded. We ask that everyone be cooperative and supportive of all of our district programs, and respect each other’s effort in our crowded areas.
Our District Winter Weather Policy has been a part of our last couple of monthly newsletters, and was shared at registration. Since we still have a couple of months of winter weather left, I want to keep it in front of you and ask that you take time to review it.
Again, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and welcome you back to school!
Key Upcoming Dates
No School – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday