On 5 September 2017 City Schools students will begin the 2017-2018 school year. Our team has been hard preparing for the return of our students and the launch of the new school year. Summer is quickly coming to an end and now is the time to make final preparations for the start of a new school year. Over the summer break the school has been thoroughly cleaned, the second and third floors have been repainted and the heating/air-conditioning and ventilation systems have been replaced. Personally, I am excited to continue to have the opportunity to serve as the principal of William Pinderhughes Elementary-Middle School. Over the past several years I have had a chance to meet with many of you and work with your children. I look forward to continuing to build a strong professional relationship with the entire school community in the upcoming school year. As we embark on a new school year I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around developing and maintaining a growth focused mindset, both for themselves, their students and families. We strongly believe that every person associated with our school community should always strive to grow and learn. Despite the obstacles, known and hidden, we must always believe that by working collectively we can always rise above challenges and emerge stronger.
I want to personally invite you to attend our Back to School/Title I Parent Information Night on Monday, 11 September 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to meet our staff, develop impactful relationships with your child’s teachers, learn about our school’s plans for the 2017-2018 school year and participate in our Title I Parent Involvement Program. Our goal for this year’s Back to School Night is to see 65% of our families participate.
I want to inform you of the logistics for our first day of school. Please note the following:
Students are to report to school at 8:00 a.m. and are asked to assemble on the field in back of our campus.
Teachers will be present and will have signs indicating their grades/homeroom. Middle school students will assemble on the basketball court.
Students will be escorted into the building and to their homerooms classes at approximately 8:15 a.m.
Our teachers will begin their normal instructional day at approximately 9:15 a.m. At this time we will ask all parents and guest to conclude their classroom visits.
Our school day will conclude at 2:30 p.m.
Lastly I want to remind you of the daily schedule for our school for the 2017-2018 school year:
Free breakfast will be available for all students from 7:15 a.m. – 7:35 a.m. and will be served in the cafeteria. Students should enter using the lower doors facing Gold Street.
The main doors will open at 7:35 a.m. and all students are expected to be seated in their assigned homerooms by no later than 7:45 a.m. Students who are not seated in their homerooms by 7:45 a.m. are deemed to be tardy and must obtain a late pass from the main office.
Students are expected to maintain a daily attendance rating of 95% or better…including arriving in a timely manner.
Students are required to wear their official school uniforms every day.
The wonderful Pinderhughes staff and I feel privileged to be part of this school family. We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to working with you.
Federico R. Adams
Principal – William Pinderhughes Elementary-Middle School #28