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Message from the Superintendent 3/26/21

Dear Parents, Patrons and Staff;

As we come to the end of March our COVID 19 numbers remain low. As of today we have 6 students in quarantine, no students or adults positive and 3 negative tests this past week. Please remember our mask requirement remains in effect for all district facilities and on our busses. Parents please remind your students to wear their masks. Social distancing, good hand hygiene, and wearing a mask is key to keeping our buildings open in person and all spring activities available to students and spectators.

With 8 weeks remaining in this school year, many exciting things are happening. The high school play “Fools” was held last weekend. Congratulations to the students involved and their directors Derrick Terry and Karen Hoffsommer. The Santa Fe Trail H.S. wrestling team was recognized as the State class 4A All-Academic Team. Congratulations to our wrestlers and coaches. All of our high school and jr. high spring sports teams are beginning competition, let’s get out and support our student athletes. Last Friday at OAC, Mrs. Fawl’s third graders hosted an Ecology Museum. The third graders researched a biome and prepared a diorama, slide show, and other artifacts to share with guests. The Redesign team at OAC is making preparations to present to the Board of Education in April and to the State Board of Education this summer. At CAC plans are underway for 8th graders to take a financial literacy/career exploration class during the 21-22 school year. As I shared with you last week the District Leadership team is having rich and positive conversations about the future of our district as well. I want to thank all of our staff, students, parents and community members who are working to making our District the best we can be.

Just a reminder to parents, if your student is riding a transfer bus, be sure to have them there and on the bus no later than 7:28. The busses leave at 7:30. Thanks to all of our drivers who go above and beyond to get our students to school and back home safely every day.

Next Friday, April 2nd is Good Friday, there is no school for students but our staff will be participating in a Dyslexia training. This training is designed to help all staff support and work more effectively with struggling readers.

Weekend Reflection;

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” -Peter Drucker

Have a great weekend and remember to schedule some alone time to reflect on your own life, where you are and where you want to be.

Jim Lentz

Superintendent