We have had a strong collaborative beginning to the school year. Together, with a focus upon citizenship, a sense of community has been established through the use of: We are respectful, responsible and ready!
The excitement of the new year resonated throughout homecoming this fall. Saints Pride could be felt in each building during spirit week with students and staff participating in the themed dress-up days. The celebration continued with a pep rally,
crowning of the homecoming court, the parade of athletes, teacher appreciation and numerous athletic games and competitions. Our campus was filled with students, staff, families and community members dressed in school colors in support of our district.
Our staff and administrators, along with parent representatives, engaged in numerous interview committees throughout the summer. We are happy to welcome approximately 70 new staff members to our team this school year.
We continue to focus on teaching and learning and are happy to celebrate the 92% graduation rate of our students for this past school year. We look forward to continued student success and are happy to celebrate the second year of our Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. We are currently accepting applications for our fall 2023 UPK lottery. Families of children in our district who will be 4 years old by December 1, 2023, are eligible to apply. This opportunity is available at no cost to families. Deadline to apply is January 6, and the lottery will be held on January 18. Additional information can be found at https://www.cccsd.org/Pre-KProgram.
Safety continues to be a priority as funds have been allocated for internal communication updates for IT software, security cameras and our Raptor visitor management system. We greatly value our internal leadership of Mr. Sanborn, Director of Safety and Security, our security staff and our School Resource Officer and for the ongoing collaboration with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Based upon the successful community vote and support for our Phase VI Capital Project in January, we are in the midst of finalizing the plans for middle school renovations, athletic fields, high school road entry and transportation parking lot, facility repairs and improvements. Some of the roof replacement may be completed as soon as late spring and summer, while the remaining portion of the work will be scheduled to begin in the summer of 2024.
I encourage families to sign up for the district’s eNews. This mass notification system allows us to share important information, emergency closures, event changes and cancellations as they occur. Simply visit the Parent Resources tab on the district website (www.cccsd.org), and click on subscribe to eNews. Families will also find information about the Parent Portal that provides access to student’s grades, assignments and attendance (K-12).
I look forward to this 2022-23 school year and the many activities that will be held. Be sure to check our online district calendar throughout the year for updates on our many events.
Dr. Lori Orologio