Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year. The Board of Education, Administration, and staff have been extremely busy over the summer. We have further enhanced safety and security for our students, faculty, & staff by adding a rear vestibule that connects memorial Middle School and the Gymnasium. We moved the main Entrance to Washington School to Main Door #2 (Red Door), to further ensure safety and security.

The district will be going "Green" this year, thus eliminating paper handouts, except for critical information. Announcements will be added on the school website and be accessible on the E-Backpack. Please get used checking in regularly to stay well informed. You will also be receiving 'Blast Phone Calls" to remind you of important happenings. It is important that you update your contact information when that form is sent home to you in the beginning of the school year.

We have made some changes to the lunch program which will affect those students who bring in their own lunch. We are asking that you supply a cold pack in your child's lunch. We do not have the refrigeration space as our school lunch program has taken off and requires large storage space. Therefore, your child will bring their lunch in and it will remain in their classroom for grades K-6. Grades 7 & 8 will drop their lunch in the crates by the Multi-Purpose Room.

To this end, we have transformed our academic schedule to give every student the opportunity to win through a rigorous curriculum:

  • Third & Fourth grades are now departmentalized. The 3rd & 4th Grades will now change classes just as the other middle school grades do. This is being done so students will receive Math instruction from math specialists.
  • We will be cracking down on chronically absent and late students. Please make every effort to get your child to school and on time! If you run into problems with either of these issues, please contact your building principal. 

There is no doubt in my mind that our schools are successful because of the outstanding partnership developed with our parents. As the Superintendent of Schools, I am deeply committed to ongoing communication with you as we work in school and at home to attain our shared mission. I invite you to continue to visit our website for ongoing updates, newsletters, and highlights.  These will inform and inspire you as we stand shoulder to shoulder to develop lifelong learners with the knowledge and skill to build a better tomorrow for us all.

Mr. Frank R. Scarafile
Superintendent of Schools

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