As 2014 comes to a close, I would like to reflect on some observations as a new community member and Superintendent of Findlay City Schools. We are blessed to be educators in a district with so much support from the community. The attitude of collaboration and the ability to make things happen is extraordinary. Through many partnerships and collaborative opportunities, whether it be the non-profit community, corporations, local government or other educational institutions, we all work together to better not only the Findlay City School District but the entire city. This impacts our students and our community beyond education. With programs like Clothe-A-Child, Feed-A-Child, Coats for Christmas, Bikes, Books and Badges - bike giveaway, Shop with a Cop, and many more, our students feel the generosity of this amazing city. Thank you for this great support and for making a difference in education in our community.
As we head into the heart of the winter season, we understand that our decision to delay or close school in bad weather has a big impact on families. We also understand that our students are better served academically and socially by being in school. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students on the bus, walking, or driving to school. Although we do our absolute best, we know that often there is no perfect decision. The fact that our high school and middle schools start earlier than our elementary schools, makes our decision extremely difficult when ice or fog are involved. If you do not feel that it is safe for your child to attend school, please use your best judgment whether he or she should attend. Please sign up to receive a text message if school is delayed or cancelled. http://www.findlaycityschools.org/text.htm.
During the holiday season we hope that you relax and recharge and get the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends. We look forward to the start of 2015. We will return from break on Monday, January 5th to finish off the end of the second grading period.