FIND A WAY, NOT AN EXCUSE










Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Windber Area School District.  I am delighted to have your student in my classroom this year and look forward to sharing the school year together with him/her.  As a teacher, I will endeavor to create an educational partnership with you and your child that will foster courage, determination, and passion for knowledge.  In addition to this, my commitment as an educators will be to provide your student with a rigorous and challenging educational environment that will aid in his/her academic success in my classes, as well as, their future post-secondary plans.  I take great pride teaching to my students the value of responsibility.   My motto and class theme is “find a way, not an excuse”. 

Since attendance and appropriate behavior at school are crucial to the learning process, it is important that your son/daughter attends school every day as a mature and responsible student.   If an absence or tardy is unavoidable, your son/daughter will have the opportunity to complete their missed assignments, but nothing can recreate the classroom environment filled with student teacher interaction when a student is late or absent.    Also, it is imperative that your son/daughter utilizes the class website in the event of an absence (illness or school event).  This will ensure that your child will have the opportunity to obtain any missed content or assignment(s) with ease. 

Through our strong partnership, I will ensure that our common goal to have your son/daughter reach his/her full potential with the PA Common Cores will be realized.  Please look for future communications regarding behavior policies, classroom rewards and consequences, grading procedures, and daily schedules.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you in advance for both your support and partnership for the upcoming school year.   I look forward to meeting you soon.

Robert Christner

rchristner@windberschools.org

(814) 467-4567