Dear District Residents:

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a chance to relax and enjoy special times with family and friends. As we near the second half of the school year, it is a good time to look back and reflect on the work that has been accomplished and prepare ourselves for the important work that lies ahead. As we move toward the midpoint of the school year it’s important to remain focused on learning and growing. We hope that the New Year will bring your child success in school and in all that they do. We will do all we can to make that happen.

2018-2019 School Budget

Over the next four months, the Board of Education and administration will be creating a budget that will be fiscally responsible and continues to offer the students of CCS the quality education that has become expected. Again, it will be a challenge to meet the high standards that have been set with continued declining resources. Although the projections again this year do not look good, it is our hope that the state will live up to its’ constitutional responsibility of providing a quality education for all students in New York State I will be keeping you up to date as we move through the budget season; and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me.

Morning Traffic

For those that drive their children to school, you may have seen me outside the district office directing traffic in the morning last month. My goal was not only to fulfill a childhood dream of being a Policeman but to make sure all our students arrive in our building safely each day. While out there I learned a few things that I would like to share with you to continue to make our drop-off point as safe as possible.

 If you intend on walking your child into the building please park by the flag pole and enter through the main doors. This will eliminate any congestion at the drop off point. Please do not park in the student parking lot.

 Although it is more convenient to stop right by the doors please pull up as far as you can as to give the cars behind you more room.

 Try to unload students on the curb side. It is quicker and safer.

 As you are exiting please be aware of students crossing the driveway from the student parking lot.

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season and as always, thank you for your continued support of our district.

Sincerely,

Scott Connell

Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Connell's photo courtesy of Amanda Morrison, Photographer/Watertown Daily Times

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