Letter from the Principal
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I hope each of you had a nice summer, and you are ready for a new year of learning! You should have received important information in the mail over the summer pertaining to the opening of school. The first day of school for 1st through 5th grade is Monday, August 7th. Parents of kindergarten and preschool students should expect to receive a welcome phone call from the teacher which will include first day of school information. As you may be aware, our school day begins early; therefore, most of our buses will begin their routes at approximately 6:45 A.M. Please have your child ready and at the bus stop waiting for the driver.
Our focus is clear, we endeavor to educate every child, every day, in a safe, nurturing, positive, and structured learning environment. Our teachers are eager to return and teach engaging, standards-based lessons that facilitate the mastery of skills and critical thinking. Socially, we have an embedded system of connecting with students, and it is shown in many ways, which include staff mentors, clubs, and other extracurricular activities; all done to enhance the educational experience of our students.
We have designated Thursday, August 3rd, from 3:30-6 P.M. as Supply Night and Open House. It’s a great time to see our beautiful school and meet your child’s teacher. After the start of the year, we encourage parents to use the online tools available, including School Status, the school and district websites, individual teacher web pages, and our Smith Facebook Page, but also look for daily teacher correspondence in your child’s purple folder or agenda. A monthly calendar will be sent home containing dates and times of important upcoming events.
We thank you for entrusting your child’s elementary educational experience to us. Thank you for partnering with us to enhance your child’s school year. We are looking forward to a successful year of “Building on a Legacy of Learning!”