As we prepare for the upcoming 2019-20 school year, I want to make you aware of facility projects, along with communication updates.
There are several construction projects underway across the district as part of our Capital Improvement work. Installation of the new pool and athletic entrance is ongoing and adhering to the scheduled timeline. Please be aware of temporary conditions at the high school and be sure to use door 42 as an entrance in lieu of the Buffalo Road entrance throughout the summer. We anticipate the pool being open for student use in the spring of 2020 and to the rest of the community in the fall. At Fairbanks Road Elementary, interior renovations are underway and a new playground will be installed this summer. In addition, the library at Churchville Elementary is in the process of being renovated with a new ceiling and updated lighting. In August, work will begin at the Transportation Facility to install new bus lifts and upgrade the fuel island. This work is anticipated to continue throughout the fall.
In an effort to improve communication regarding student academic performance, changes have been made to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and mobile app. For grade 5-12 parents who currently have an account, the link to the web portal and personal login information remains the same. However, the web platform has a whole new look, and the Campus Portal mobile app has been replaced with two new ones — a Parent Portal and a Student Portal.
Last year we rolled out our new website, district app and mass notification system through eSchoolView. This year, we plan to increase the use of our notification system, Instant Connect, to provide parents, students and staff with more immediate information about events such as drills and cancelations, via text alerts. In anticipation of using the system for texting, please be sure that you have opted-in to receive text alerts through our Subscribe to eNews link on any of our Resource Tabs on the district website at www.cccsd.org. The link will take you to the BrightArrow Portal Login page where you can update or create your account.
As in prior years, many teachers are participating in curriculum writing and assessment development to align with changes in State standards. We believe that our ongoing curricular work, professional learning, and focus upon our learner-centered principles across the district, K-12, has resulted in improved educational o portunities and success for our students.
As you are aware, the safety of our students and staff is a district priority. With that in mind, our 2019-20 school budget includes $150,000 for additional safety and security measures. Through the use of a survey tool, we will be seeking input from our students, staff and community on safety areas for consideration, including the potential for a School Resource Officer. Information about the online survey will be shared in early September with the goal of providing the feedback to the Board of Education for their review.
In closing, I want to thank you for your continued support of the programs and opportunities we offer our students to develop their unique talents and become respectful, resourceful citizens and contributing members of our global society.
Superintendent of Schools