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2018-2019 Welcome Back Letter - School Opens Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian:

On behalf of the Winslow Township School District, I would like to welcome our students back to a new school year. During the summer, we worked hard to update facilities, revise our curriculum and refine our resources to support all students.


Dear Parent/Guardian:       

On behalf of the Winslow Township School District, I would like to welcome our students back to a new school year.  During the summer, we worked hard to update facilities, revise our curriculum and refine our resources to support all students.  Since student achievement remains the number one goal of our school district, we have taken the necessary steps to enhance our curriculum by purchasing a new Math Series (Go Math) for grades Kindergarten through Grade 6, and a new Language Arts Series (Collections) for Grades 7 and 8 at the Middle School.  We have also purchased a new online Math Program (IXL) for our Middle and High School students. 

In our continued effort to provide a safer teaching and learning environment, we have installed new Security Vestibules at all schools.  This new addition will give all schools the ability to screen visitors, prior to giving them access to our staff and students.  The front entrances to Schools No. 3 and No. 4 have also been renovated to give the buildings a more welcoming appearance.  Once inside of our schools, you will see that all ceiling tiles and grids have been replaced in the hallways, and new LED lighting has been installed.  This new lighting feature is more cost efficient and will give all of our hallways a brighter new look. 

This fall will mark the fifth year for our students to wear uniforms.  We believe the last four years have been successful, however, the Board has decided to strictly enforce the Uniform Policy this year, particularly at the High School and Middle School.  We ask that all parents continue to support our Dress Code/Uniform Policy by sending your child(ren) to school properly dressed and prepared to learn.  

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our new Building Principal at School No. 2, Ms. Lori Kelly, and welcome Ms. Lynette Brown as the new Assistant Principal at the High School.  We are also proud to welcome 37 new teachers to the Winslow Township School District family.

Our School Board has made a commitment to provide our students with the best educational experiences possible. The teachers and administrators will support that goal by increasing achievement for all students, improving instruction, creating a safe and supportive environment for students, and improving communication with our parents and community.  As we continue to build a strong partnership with all stakeholders, our mutual objective is to build a strong educational school system for the children of Winslow Township.  I look forward to seeing you in our schools this year and we thank you for your continued support. 

Sincerely,

H. Major Poteat, Ed.D., Superintendent


Note: A printable version of this letter can be found below.