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September 30, 2022

Superintendent’s Update - September 30, 2022

Dear Monomoy families and staff, 

Congratulations to all on an excellent first month of school! As September comes to a close, we are well into our school routines and our students are learning and having fun. It’s exciting to see the innovative lessons our educators are sharing to engage those young minds.

Last week was School Safety Week across MRSD, with assemblies and training throughout the district. We started with a Parent University on School Safety, and if you missed that, you can watch the recording and view the presentation here. Each building also held drills and welcomed visits from local public safety officials. Students were presented with age-appropriate information, and were able to ask questions to clarify their understanding. The goal was to help ensure we are all prepared in the event of an emergency, without causing unnecessary fear. 

We also provided our staff with initial training on the CrisisGo app during the half-day last Friday. This tool will allow for streamlined communications between staff, administration, and public safety during emergency situations, as well as reunification logistics with families. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks to parents and caregivers about how CrisisGo can support reunification communications. 

Looking ahead, there is a long weekend coming up, with no school for students on Friday, October 7, for staff professional development, and a holiday for all on Monday, October 10. The professional development day will include district-wide staff training on our Portrait of a Graduate process, which will help focus our collective vision for our schools and for our students in the coming years. There are many ways that students, families, and community members can get involved in the Portrait of a Graduate endeavor and share their input, including stakeholder focus groups and an upcoming survey. You can learn more about the process and ways to share your input on our website here.

Enjoy the fall weather - take care.

 

Scott Carpenter, Ed.D.

Superintendent