This is an exciting time as final planning is put in place to start the new school year. The hallways are quiet during the summer and having students and staff back in the buildings in less than three weeks brings renewed energy and enthusiasm to the school communities.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Update
Ms. Organek and I are meeting with administration at each school to discuss goals and outcomes for the upcoming school year with a district focus on mathematics, the new reading and writing program at the elementary schools, academic interventions, and school systems to support students’ academic growth. Administration is creating school specific goals for the upcoming school year.
Community Engagement Update
I had the opportunity to attend the National Night Out sponsored by Rodgers Memorial Library and the Hudson Police Department. There was a great turnout for this event, and it was great to speak with community members, and community organizations that make this a wonderful event. This event shows the strong community commitment and partnership for Hudson Police Department.
I am looking forward to attending Hudson Old Home Days on Saturday, August 12. This is another opportunity that allows me to have conversations with the community.
A district message was sent today to families with vital information for the start of the new school year. Teacher assignments and class schedules will be available on August 15 after parents and guardians have completed the handbook and policy review process. A link for this process will be shared later this week.
Next week, our senior leadership team will have a two-day administrative workshop, including training on school safety, evaluations, and unconscious bias.
Teachers and staff return on August 23 for three professional development days. The schedule includes a welcome back message and keynote speaker, building-level training, planning time and a family meet & greet at the schools.
The district is completing hiring for teaching positions this week and last week. The district is currently in need of approximately 15 teaching positions.
I want to thank Police Chief Dionne for assistance and expertise on a solution at Hudson Memorial School and Memorial Drive to address safety concerns.
Daniel Moulis, Ed. D