As we close our schools and offices for the winter break, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of you for your dedication to improving the lives of our students. The recent event in Connecticut has been a painful reminder of the importance of taking every opportunity to say thank you to those who have committed themselves to the education, safety and well-being of our most precious resource: our children.
Since the beginning of the school year, adults and students have been working hard, in and out of the classroom. As a result, we continue to see our students’ academic achievement go up. I am proud of these efforts and appreciate the important role that our staff, parents and community partners play in our successes.
Winter break provides the opportunity to relax, re-energize, and enjoy special moments with family and friends. I wish you a safe and peaceful holiday season and look forward to continued success in the new year!
P.S. Remember, traditional calendar schools, child development centers and district offices reopen on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Year-round schools resume classes on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.