From The Superintendent
William J. Kearney
Last updated August 2018
In a few weeks, the 2018/19 school year will be underway. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time, as it allows everyone to begin with a fresh start. Our staff has been working hard to get our buildings ready for the first day of school. Our sinking fund projects this summer took place at all three buildings. The student bathrooms were renovated at Chikaming; the parking lot at Three Oaks was renovated; at the Middle/High School the locker rooms were renovated, two student bathrooms on the east side of the gym were renovated into three single-use bathrooms, and the old auto shop was converted into a fitness center.
As in the past, we will continue our free breakfast program for all students in all three buildings. All students are encouraged to participate in the breakfast program, as eating breakfast prepares the students for a meaningful day of learning. We have changed our procedures for school lunch charges this year. Please see page 10 of this newsletter for more information.
We are continuing our Community Lunch programs again this year. These programs are offered six times during the school year. All community members are invited to have lunch and hear from our students. Please see page 7 of this newsletter for more information.
We continue to focus on maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. All school doors will be secured during the day. The main entrance of each building will be monitored through a video intercom system to provide access to parents and visitors. Parents are asked to review our security procedures on page 5 of this newsletter, so they are aware of the steps that the administration will follow in the event of an incident.
Parents and community members are invited to participate in our monthly District School Improvement Team (DSIT) meetings. DSIT members serve a valuable role in guiding the learning and other activities of the District. An overview of the District Improvement Plan can be found on page 5 of this newsletter.
Please take some time to review the information that is contained in this newsletter. If you have any questions regarding the information, please contact the appropriate administrator. As we move through the school year, if you have any ideas, thoughts, questions, or concerns; please contact me at 269-756-7675.
William J. Kearney