August 21, 2008
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you. As you are probably aware, I am the new Principal at Elmwood Street School. I am honored that this community/school district has chosen me to lead the Elmwood Street School. Although I only started a few days ago, it is already apparent to me that this is a caring and welcoming environment. I am looking forward to meeting your child (children) on the first day of school.
I feel that my responsibility as the Principal is to ensure your child receives a quality education within a safe, respectful environment. I know the staff at Elmwood shares that same focus. I am a firm believer in the home/school connection. Please feel free to contact me at the school with any questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself. Working together only enhances your child’s educational experiences.
As a matter of business, I ask that you please be understanding as we continue to work to ensure a safe school environment. Your child’s safety is our first concern at dismissal/arrival. To this end, we ask that you follow the initial routines outlined in the parent letter you recently received with your child’s class assignment. These routines may change slightly as we begin the year and determine the number of children being picked up by their parents. Also, the district has enacted a policy regarding changing your child’s normal dismissal routine. If you need to change your child’s means of transportation home, this must be done in writing by 1pm. Phone requests will not be honored. I understand this is a change from previous years. However, this policy helps to ensure a safe dismissal. If you have any questions regarding this, please call us.
I hope your enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation. We will see everyone on Wednesday, August 27th.