Parents, Students, and Patrons:
We are well into the 2013-14 school year, and I trust that you and your children are having an outstanding educational experience. We have worked hard to fill vacancies with teachers that are dynamic and excited to work with your children. I have never been more excited about the quality of our teaching staff. I hope that each of you have an opportunity to interact with our staff as we work to educate your children.
I am also excited to announce that we are using a new Student Information System this year. This SIS known as Teacherease, is an outstanding product that allows us to mesh together most aspects of our school. I am most excited though, that you will be able to access your childs grades, attendance records and student information directly from any internet capable source. This will provide you the parent with a tool that you may never have imagined. You will be able to monitor your child more closely than ever before. If you have not signed up for this service. Please contact the building site at which your child attends and they can get you connected.
I am also excited to announce that we will be making available a new school communication program very soon. It is known as SchoolReach. SchoolReach is a messaging service that takes advantage of cell, land line, and email to notify parents and students concerning attendance, lunch balances, and school emergencies. We will be announcing the startup of this service very soon.
We are working diligently to provide the best educational experience for your child possible. Although sometimes, we are hampered by funding issues, we still strive to put your childs education first. Parents and guardians are always welcome to help with this process. If you have concerns, please visit with your child's teacher or administrator to get assistance. If you would like to be a part, we welcome volunteers and use them on a regular basis for a number of essential tasks. Valliant Middle School has recently started a Parent Teacher Organization to help with the functioning of the school. Again, we encourage you to take part and be involved.
I am proud to serve our students and our community as Superintendent of Schools. I believe that our students will continue to experience great success regardless of their endeavor. I also believe that if we all work together we can make our school and our community that others will want to emulate. Please take time and involve yourself in this school. It is as much yours as it is mine and we need your help as we continue to move forward.
It's a great day to be a Bulldog!