September 27, 2013
Dear Norwalk Parents and Guardians:
School has officially begun here in Norwalk, and we are off to a great – albeit eventful – start! I am truly appreciative of the faculty, staff and administrators within each of our schools for setting us on a positive course for the new academic year. As I visit our various schools and classrooms, it is evident to me that we hold high expectations for all of our students with standards for rigor that will support their success in school and in life. Our many dedicated staff members – along with so many cooperative and active parents – are helping to ensure that we do our best to provide an excellent, yet continuously improving, education for all of our students. This includes students who already are setting high goals for themselves, as well as those who need our encouragement and guidance to develop these habits of mind.
In addition to our academic goals, we are committed to having safe schools here in Norwalk. We currently have a number of practices in place to achieve this, and we are working to improve and develop many other proactive measures so that our students will be able to learn and thrive in a safe and well-protected environment. The lockdown at Cranbury Elementary thrust these safety measures and goals into the spotlight, and with the enhancements being developing concurrently, we will be all the better for it.
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