We welcome everyone back with the hopes that everyone had an
enjoyable holiday season. We are hoping
the winter break gave us some time to relax.
The reason I say that is, everyone knows we are approaching a very busy
and stressful time of the school year.
We are not only getting near the end of our first semester, we are also
preparing for the state – wide testing program.
This year is definitely going to be a challenge as there are many
changes that we will be dealing with for the very first time. We not only have changes in the testing
requirements, on – line testing will also be introduced. We feel we are ready as we could possibly be
and are hoping for nothing but the best.
With that being said, I don’t think I could emphasize enough
the importance of attendance and its impact on student achievement. We cannot educate someone who is not
here. Statistics have shown that the
number one factor in student achievement is attendance. We encourage all of you to support this
message. We realize there are times when
individuals do get sick. We are in no
way saying to have your child attend school when they are not feeling well. However, we all know that young people
sometimes need that extra push to get going, especially in the morning. Our number one goal is to improve upon our
recent report card. Need I say that
something of this nature CANNOT be done alone?
We welcome the support of the entire Southington School Community. We must all be working with the same goal in
mind. That goal is to make Southington
Schools the best educational setting possible for our young people. They are very important to all of us.
We THANK YOU for your continued support! GO WILDCATS!
Superintendent of Schools