W.L. Miller Parent Handbook 2018-2019

Warren L. Miller Elementary


Over the last several years, the Southern Tioga School District has sought to clearly define our core values in educating children. Together with parents, teachers, administrators, and community members, the "Learner Driven - Endless Possibilities" vision for our district was developed and guiding principles were identified. These represent what we believe and are at the forefront of all we do.

Guiding Principles

LEARNER DRIVEN - A structure, a philosophy; a framework that empowers learners to have a major voice in their learning.

EMPOWER - All stakeholders have a voice that shall include choice, feedback, opportunities for collaboration and access to information,

ultimately resulting in informed contributions to our global society.

ENGAGE - All learners will be provided opportunities for success, self-expression, curiosity and positive risk-taking.

INNOVATE - Encouraging students, family, community and schools to pose questions, problem-solve, seek creative solutions and contribute to the growth of learners.

CONNECT - A belief that learning is a relationship between students, families, schools, community and the global society.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES - The philosophy that learning has no end, is boundless; infinite.

POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE - Environments created so all members are supported and feel safe socially, emotionally and physically.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year at W.L. Miller Elementary School! Our staff and faculty have been working hard to prepare for the new year and we are looking forward to working with your family.

We have developed this booklet as a resource for you to answer some frequently asked questions about the day-to-day procedures at W.L. Miller Elementary School. We hope you find it to be helpful. This handbook will also be available online on our school’s homepage. Please follow the links from the district website at southerntioga.org.

As always, please let us know if there are any additional questions we can answer.


Patricia White