Building Principal Letters Welcoming Back Students

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Please read welcome back messages copied below from all three building principals of the Cazenovia Central School District.   Burton Street Elementary School Greetings from Burton Street, I hope you have been able to relax and enjoy some family time! We have been busy here at Burton Street. As you know we had a few positions to fill and will be welcoming several new people to our Burton Street. In third grade, Maureen Phillips, Meghan Cattadoris, and Leah Jubelt have joined the team. Katie McGinnis has moved to the library and our new art teacher is Eryn Kelly. We have two new teachers in special ed, Maggie Namy in Kindergarten and Kristen Brink in fourth grade. Our new school psychologist is Victoria Galbraith. Each person brings new excitement and energy to our team. We are very excited to have them as part of our team! As always our custodial staff has been very busy and our building looks awesome ready to greet our students and staff. Please remember school starts at 8:03 a.m. Any student entering after 8:03 a.m. must be signed in by an adult. You should receive a copy of your child’s schedule within the first couple weeks of school. Check your child’s backpack for information as well as your school calendar. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher. If you still have questions, please contact Mrs. MacIntosh. On behalf of the Burton Street Team we everyone to the 18/19 school year! Enjoy the remainder of the summer and we look forward to beginning our school year! Sincerely, Ms. Mary-Ann MacIntosh Burton Street Elementary School Principal   Cazenovia Middle School Dear Middle School Parents and Students, Welcome Back!  I hope families and friends enjoyed a wonderful summer.  I am looking forward to reconnecting with our students and meeting our new 5th graders. In our efforts to better communicate with parents our school uses a variety of tools. Each student is given an Agenda which serves as a daily assignment book and place for written dialogue between teachers and parents.  It is also our Student Handbook which outlines the rights and responsibilities of our population. Parents must sign the inside cover of the Agenda after having reviewed it with their child.  Student grades and attendance are available through our Parent Portal. The Parent Portal passwords remain the same as last year.  Incoming 5th graders will receive their Portal information in homeroom on September 6th.   If you require assistance or have misplaced your password, please call Miss Zeller at (315) 655-1324. Our first school wide event is Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. as we open our doors for parents to visit their child’s classrooms and learn more about the curriculum and expectations of each teacher.  We run a modified schedule so that parents may visit most of the child’s classrooms and meet the teachers. Due to the content and structure of the evening, this night is for parents only! We are including a 10 minute review of PowerSchool at the beginning of our Open House. Teachers will demonstrate how to access the information for their child. All of our faculty members are accessible through email.  Their addresses are listed on our website. We hope that we can work together to assure student success.  It is extremely important that you contact us with questions or concerns to further facilitate open lines of communication. The Middle School PTA is a vital part of our school and we invite all parents to join us. Meeting dates are listed on the district calendar or call our office if you have questions. The PTA provides leadership in educating parents about a variety of topics appropriate for middle level students and sponsors many events that promote student self esteem through cooperative interaction in less formal settings.  Your participation is the key to PTA success. This is a challenging time for students emotionally and academically.  We will work hard to support all students and offer them a quality education that will prepare them for high school.  Your help is imperative. Please participate in your child’s education as much as possible by checking on their homework, attending school functions, calling us with questions or concerns, and letting your child know that their education is the key to their future success. Yours truly, Jean J. Regan, Ed.D. M.S. Principal   Cazenovia High School Dear Cazenovia High School Students and Families, We are looking forward with great anticipation to the return of students, Thursday, September 6th, and the start of the 2018-19 school year. For our Seniors, September 6th marks their last first day of school and for our incoming 8th graders, it marks the beginning of their high school experience. For several students, it will mark their new beginnings as Lakers, transferring in from other schools. For all students, the new year marks a fresh start, new opportunities and great potential for success. The faculty, staff and administration are enthusiastic and excited! The building looks wonderful, thanks to the amazing efforts of our summer maintenance and custodial staff. July and August have afforded me several opportunities to meet students and families, as well as given me time to immerse myself into the amazing culture of the Cazenovia CSD district. This summer has been a time of learning, growing, and acclimating for me, as I began my new role as your high school principal. This new beginning for me has been one full of support from staff, administration, and our community. I am thrilled to be back in Cazenovia and ready for a wonderful year at the high school. Opening day, we will meet with each class to welcome the students back, review our student handbook, and answer questions. We value the close partnership that our school has with parents and families and ask that the handbook is reviewed at home together. The handbook contains important information related to district policy, the student Code of Conduct, and building information. Students will be welcomed by a new staff member in our nurse’s office this September. We are happy to share that Mrs. Kathy Hudson, RN, has joined the High School staff. Mrs. Hudson plays an important role at the school and for our students and we welcome her to our high school team. Mrs. Carroll will continue to support our students in her role as Dean of Students. Mrs. Carroll and I have worked hard this summer to create increased opportunities for students to have access to teachers during the school day in supervised areas, such as the common area and our new Educational Support Center (ESC). As an administrative team, we work together to support student learning, as well as address social, emotional and behavioral needs of our population. As the fall progresses, we will introduce students to two more important team members. Students will be supported by a district Mental Health Coordinator and a School Resource Officer. Both new staff members will have offices in our High School Counseling suite. Back to School Night for the High School is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 pm. I hope to see many of you there! The district is utilizing Twitter, Facebook, and our website to communicate and share information with our stakeholders. I encourage you to follow us on social media and to visit our webpage frequently. I also encourage parents and students to reach out to me with concerns, questions, or ideas, at I hope that all Lakers have a great start back to school, and that 2018-19 will be inspiring, empowering, challenging, and rewarding for all! Welcome back! Sincerely, Mrs. Molly Hagan H.S. Principal

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