About Our School District
28 January 2022
We had a rough start to 2022 with a significant spike in COVID-19 cases. I appreciate the dedication of our employees who work hard to keep our students in school and safe. Likewise, I am grateful to our parents and students for being patient with us while we do our best to keep students safe and in classrooms. I hope the worst has passed and I am optimistic that home and school life will seem more normal soon. Although we had many students and staff out because of COVID-19, our overall student attendance has maintained at about 86%. We will continue to do what we can to provide quality instruction at school while adhering to safety guidelines.
Many had concerns about learning loss since the onset of COVID-19 and we have seen evidence of this. Our district is dedicating time and resources to improve student achievement and college and career readiness. Improving student’s English Language Arts and Math skills are a top priority. Another priority is helping our students be better prepared for life after high school. We are in the process of establishing district goals for improvement and making plans how to reach those goals. We will regularly report our progress.
In addition to concerns of learning loss, we have seen regression in student emotional wellness and behavior. Since our return to in-person instruction, the number of referrals for emotional support have risen as have our discipline referrals. Our district has a system in place for students who need emotional support. Please contact the student’s counselor or administrator if you have concerns about a student’s emotional wellness.
Regarding student behavior, we greatly value the safety of our students, staff, and community members. We take threats and acts of violence seriously and will take necessary steps to ensure the safety of all involved. Please have conversations with students about appropriate use of social media, how to resolve conflict with peers in peaceful ways, and the importance of maintaining safe schools. I am confident that our students will learn more as we work together to provide a safe and engaging learning environment.
In conclusion, I want you to know that I am excited about the future for our students and district. I am confident that good things are coming. I am grateful to work with committed district and school employees. They, along with, parents and supportive community members will make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you.
Jordan L Mulder