Anthony P. DeMarco
It looks like Spring is finally here. The snow is melting and the weather is getting warmer…and it’s raining.
We try to be flexible when it comes to what students should wear to school. A general rule of thumb that we follow is that the clothes should be comfortable, sensible and modest. We recognize that the building does get warm during the Spring and ask students to dress appropriately for the weather. We ask that if you have questions to please refer to the Student Handbook for proper dress guidelines or call the school. We recognize that current fashion dictates appearance; however, we like to think of ourselves as a business “very” causal model of student appearance.
There are still parents that are parking in the FIRE LANE in the afternoons when picking up students after school. The fire lane is a no parking or standing zone. It runs the entire length of the front of the building. There are plenty of parking spaces in the main parking lot after school hours. Please park in a designated parking space after school and do not wait in the fire lane.
I cannot stress enough how important it is that parents follow the pick-up and drop-off guidelines to help us ensure that students are safe in the morning and in the afternoon. Parents should not be driving up the driveway by the main entrance to the building and should only be dropping off and picking up at the loop by the red barn. In the mornings the majority of the students gather in the front of the building on the sidewalk. Cars are dropping off and then driving off quickly causing concern amongst the staff on duty. Students are also being dropped off in the driveway and then crossing bus and vehicle traffic from the far side to get the front of the building. Officer Addonizio will be patrolling this area in the mornings to speak to those drivers that are not adhering to these guidelines. The students’ safety is our number one concern; your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.
In this month’s newsletter I have included information about the teaming reconfiguration and the new schedule that will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year. There are a lot of exciting changes and opportunities that this will bring to all students over the next few years. Some of the information is from the Parent Information nights that were held in March to introduce the changes to parents and some of the information is a more detailed and explains more of the rationale behind the rescheduling. I hope you enjoy reading it.