Dear Tiger Community:
Another summer has come and gone and students will be heading back to school in the very near future. This is an exciting time of year as the summer heat subsides and fall leaves turn as students prepare for another school year at Strasburg Franklin Local Schools. The maintenance and custodial staff have been working hard to prepare the building for the students and community. Staff is starting to trickle in slowly to prepare their classrooms for the best educational environment for your children. The administration has been working hard on planning for the start of the school so you son or daughter can succeed at his or her highest levels. With all this in mind, I need to make the parents and community aware of several exciting events that have occurred over the summer.
First, our new district website is up and running so please be patient as we load the data and information that is necessary for proper communication. Our technology and secretarial staff is working hard on updating building pages and information, but the staff pages will not be fully operational for a period of time. As staff returns, the information will grow and be a great communication tool for the district. We ask your patience and understanding in the process as this endeavor is launched. I want to thank the members of the District Communication Team last year that helped guide and lead the process of what the website should do and the important information that needs to flow to the community and parents. The countless hours and dedication to the cause has assisted the district in improving our website so the information is accessible and communicated in an effective and efficient manner.
Second, the district has entered into an agreement for a phone notification system for alerts. This system will be a great communication device so school closings, emergency situations, bus problems and important testing information can be disseminated quickly to parents and community. More information will be forthcoming on this endeavor as the installation will start after September 1. I know many parents and community members have been longing to have this in the district, and I am glad that company has been able to work with us to offer this service at an economical price to communicate to our stakeholders.
Finally, I ask that all community members be vigilant and observant as the school year starts. Traffic will increase around the school and the number of people coming in and out of our area and park area for our activities will be great. The safety and well-being of our students is of utmost importance and this can only be done through our constant efforts. Many students walk to school and we have crossing guards at critical areas to get students to the building in a safe manner. Please obey traffic signals and signs and watch for the children who are walking to and from our school and activities.
I hope everybody is ready for another great year at Strasburg Franklin Local Schools. I look forward to your students fulfilling their potential and being an active member of Tiger community. Education is a valuable tool and your students are why we do what we do.
Thank you for your support and continued commitment to excellence of the Strasburg Franklin Local Schools.
Yours in education,
Curtis M. Clough