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GREETINGS FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents and Students:
Welcome back to school! I hope you had a great summer. Our work together this past year brought progress on many fronts. Now, with the start of the 2016-17school year, we have new opportunities and challenges to improve the lives and futures of Roswell’s children.
Whether you are driving a school bus, providing outreach to parents, maintaining one of our many facilities, working in an administrative function, teaching in a classroom, or serving in any one of the many other important capacities in this district, you are integral to ensuring that our schools are highly effective centers of learning. I want to highlight the following priorities as critical to our continued success:
Communicating effectively and providing quality service to our schools, families, and community benefits all of our children. Several initiatives to improve our responsiveness to parents, families, and staff are underway, including developing standards for responding to parent concerns, formal complaints, and using technology to provide quick access to information and digital communication tools.
Quality instruction and intervention are of utmost importance to our success. We have steadily improved student performance in testing by supporting highly skilled teachers teaching the core content standards while enriching our curriculum with LDC, MDC, and Project based learning.
This year we have strong community support for the district’s goals of improved school safety and attendance, and literacy. We know that in order for students to achieve at the highest levels they have to attend school consistently ready to learn when class starts. It is equally important that they feel welcomed and safe in our schools. The district-wide average high school attendance for last school year was 95%. We intend to increase UHS’s average attendance from 81% to 90% this year.
We are uniting people, programs, and resources, together with our Business Partners. I encourage you to support these goals and help us increase awareness about the importance of attendance and building eager learners and strong readers so all of our children can succeed in school and in life.
I am thankful that we have such a talented and dedicated staff.