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Notes from the Superintendent

Dear Patrons,

It is hard to believe that the first quarter came and went, it also looks like winter is knocking on the door and of course another fall has passed where I procrastinated getting things done and am now getting caught up when everything is stiff and cold.  Someday maybe I will learn?

I want to remind parents to encourage your students to dress appropriately for the weather, you never can determine when a bus or vehicle will break down.  With winter comes additional challenges for schools, especially in the transportation department.  We will work our hardest to assure that buses run on schedule and on time, but as snow accumulates, roads require additional care when transporting students, so if that means slowing down which will push our pick-up times back a little please be patient and work with us.  Our goal is to get every one’s child home safely.  When assessing winter transportation snow accumulation is of course a concern, but my priority for student safety is wind chills.  Drivers can determine if a road should or should not be attempted but they have no control over the wind and we all know that it can get brutal at times.  If wind chills get into the extremes it may be that the school will not run a morning pickup with buses, student’s attendance will be accounted for in these rare occasions.

During October we had some guest servers at both Central, Middle and High School during the lunch period, I want to thank each of them for taking time out of their busy schedules to interact with our students.  I believe that each of them enjoyed their time serving lunch and interacting with students.

The District’s Career and Technical Education Programs participated in a 5-year evaluation conducted by the State of ND’s CTE Office on October 11th and 12th.  Not all of the reports are in at this time, but the exit interviews and meetings went extremely well with just a few minor changes required.  Mainly the need to restructure how are Boards are structured.  We will be expanding these and will be reaching out to our patrons to become members of these boards.  If you are asked I hope that you will truly consider participating, your input is invaluable to building even stronger and better programs.   

We have some events occurring in November along with some school closures.  The first Parent/Teacher Conference will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 3:30 – 9:30, I want to encourage all parents to take the time to visit with your child(ren’s) teachers.

There will be no school on the following days:

November 10, 2017 (Veteran’s Day Observance)
November 13, 2017 (P/T Conf. Day Off)
November 23 & 24, 2017 (Thanksgiving Vacation)