Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I am thrilled to have the students and staff back in the buildings. I hope everyone is looking forward to an exciting and successful school year and ready to get to get back into the swing of things. This means being back on a schedule and disciplining ourselves once again as the days of summer come to an end. It’s important to start the school-year off on the right foot with that first step being really easy; ATTEND and be ON TIME. Not just the first day, but throughout the entire school year. This is one of the most important habits for a successful school year. School success goes hand in hand with good attendance and being on time. Here are some attendance facts provided by Attendanceworks.org:
- Starting in kindergarten, too many absences cause students to fall behind in school.
- Missing 10% (or about 18 days) of school can make it more difficult to learn to read.
- Being late to school can leader to poor attendance.
- Absences or tardiness affect the entire class because the teacher has to stop or slow down to help students catch up on missed instruction.
Parents and guardians can monitor their child’s attendance by registering with Parent Portal by clicking here.
On another note, our maintenance team has done a great job this summer getting the buildings ready for your return. Our new elementary school art room is bright and fresh and should inspire creativity and excitement in our elementary students. In an effort to continually improve our facilities and provide our students with a 21st century learning environment, the Board of Education is beginning to plan for our next capital project. Our recently completed building condition survey has identified several million dollars in maintenance and upgrades needed to simply keep our building functioning safely and efficiently. In addition, the Board of Education is considering upgrades that would provide our students with a state-of-the-art learning environment. To that end, the Board of Education will be holding a Capital Project Forum to explain the maintenance needs of the school district and our vision for the future. The Board is seeking input from the community to identify what is needed to provide the students of Warrensburg CSD with a 21st century education and opportunities. The forum will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jr/Sr High cafetorium.
Thank you for your continued support of the Warrensburg Central School District and I look forward to seeing everyone throughout the school year.
John S. Goralski
Superintendent of Schools
2016-2017 Student Calendar
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