As we head into a busy time of year, it is essential for us to remember the importance of communication. Keeping communication open with parents and students allows us to better serve your student(s). I want to remind parents that your student(s) are busy preparing for testing and the second grading period. Please encourage your student(s) to pay attention in class, complete homework and focus on the task at hand. As a district we continue our Trauma Informed Care (TIC) initiative with efforts to provide strong support for students experiencing any sort of trauma in their lives. We have coordinated our efforts with community agencies to provide this support inside our school system and also in the community. Our website has a link under our "for Parents" tab called FCS Cares. Follow the link for TIC information and helpful facts. Beyond TIC we are also committed to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. As a district, we are establishing these habits throughout all our buildings. This initiative is tied to a community effort and will be coordinated with the 2017 CommunityREAD program. Our mission: Educating and Empowering for life - can best be accomplished with strong collaborative efforts including parents, students, the school system and the community. We are fortunate in this district and community to have all of these wonderful components to support the success of each student and all of us.
As the holidays quickly approach I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making our community a great place to live, work and educate our students. It is my pleasure to lead this district and I am proud to represent this extraordinary community as a leader in education.