Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.
I hope that summer gave you and your family time to relax, reconnect, and spend quality family time.
Here in the district, the administrative team, the supporting staff, the custodians, and the maintenance personnel have worked to prepare the schools for your child’s return. Thanks to the municipality and a grant, you will find some new sidewalks around ACS. Classrooms in ACS, LMS and LHS have been spruced up with some newly painted rooms, and rooms with replaced, attractive, and durable flooring. At LHS, construction on the new addition began in late June and we will be watching the steel frame the building in the next few weeks. The goal is for enclosure for interior work before the cold weather sets in. When the project is completed by June 2018, there will be 8 new classrooms, small-group instructional spaces, and a state-of-the-art Culinary Lab. Next summer, interior work will be completed on a larger cafeteria, new student services rooms and barrier-free access to the Little Theater.
We continue our goal of Chromebook carts in every classroom with the addition of 15 new Chromebook carts district-wide. In addition, your child will find more technology (SmartBoards, Hovercams, laptops) than ever in classrooms.
The 2017-2018 school year in Leonia begins with excitement, preparation, eagerness and anticipation. It is an opportunity for transformation and growth for students and staff alike.
As we begin this new year, let us pause for a moment to think about our family and friends, colleagues and students struggling in the Houston and Galveston, Texas areas as well as those in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our thoughts are with them as they open their new school year.
Please visit our schools and participate in school events. Be sure to check the district calendar for these events or visit the three Home & School websites for the latest.
Best wishes for a successful school year,
Leonia Public Schools