Dear Tiger Community:
Another summer has passed and students will be returning to their respective buildings in the near future. For educators, this is an exciting time of the year as they start a new school year with your children so all students can be successful. The building is winding into form and the maintenance and custodial staff have put much pride and hard work into the facility to make it a great educational environment. Staff members are preparing their classrooms as we quickly approach opening day so your students are provided a great opportunity to learn. Administrators are preparing for the opening of school so your child is provided a high-quality education in a safe, nurturing environment.
With the many challenges and changes that are rapidly occurring in the state of Ohio for your child’s education, this is a very important year in his or her development. Standards for success are being raised and the testing requirements are becoming more difficult to align to the Common Core initiative across the state. The grading system of school districts is changing from the current one to a grading scale of A – F that will rank schools in a variety of categories. Funding is constantly being challenged by our Governor and General Assembly. From our performance last year, the district is on a solid foundation to provide a quality, first-class education to the students of Strasburg Franklin Local Schools.
Further, the district has taken several measures to ensure the security of the students and staff this summer. First, a buzzer/video system has been installed in the building and Board Office to ensure secured entries. Also, the district installed camera systems on the buses to view any incidents or problems that may occur. The crisis management plan is constantly being reviewed by individuals to ensure accuracy and responses are coordinated in the event something does happen. The safety of your son and daughter is a priority and we are taking steps to ensure this occurs while they are in school.
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.