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Weekly Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent's Weekly Message - March 8, 2024

Dear Staff and Families,

Please mark your calendars for Parent Teacher Conferences, which are Wednesday, March 20, Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22.  Conferences are an important opportunity for you to check in with teachers about your child(ren)’s academic progress toward end-of-year proficiency goals.  Look for more information about conferences from the school principal or your child’s teachers.

Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day

Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day was celebrated on March 4.  We truly appreciate all the hard work and dedication the maintenance workers do on behalf of our building staff.  If you missed it, please take a moment to say thank you to our maintenance workers!

National School Social Workers Week

National School Social Workers Week is drawing to a close.  These certified professionals assist with mental health and behavioral concerns, support positive classroom behavior, provide social-emotional support for academics, and offer individual and group counseling/therapy.  Their work is critically important, especially at a time when youth mental health issues are intensifying.  Thank you to the more than 50 social workers who support 16,400+ students across the District.  You are appreciated!

Kindergarten Registration Event

Join us for a Kindergarten Registration event tomorrow - Saturday, March 9 - from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at DOMUS (83 Lockwood Avenue).  SPS staff will be available to help families complete online registration.  You will need to bring documents proving your identity, Stamford residency, and your child’s date of birth to this event.  For more information, please click here.

SCOPES Meeting

The Stamford Coalition of Parents Expecting Success (SCOPES) is hosting its next meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rippowam Media Center.  The topic for the March meeting is “Transitioning to Adult Services.”  The session will cover transition planning for students, DDS eligibility and waivered services.  Parents with students in middle or high school are encouraged to attend.  Click here to register. 

Westover Magnet School Grade 6 Lottery for Fall 2024

Westover Magnet Elementary School will begin the transition to a K-8 program with the addition of sixth grade in Fall 2024. To ensure that we have full enrollment for the sixth-grade class, SPS will have a special lottery for families of fifth-grade students who would be interested in having their child attend Westover. If your child is already enrolled at Westover as a fifth grader, you do NOT need to submit a lottery application. The lottery will open on Friday, March 15 and close on Friday, April 5. The drawing will be announced on Friday, April 26. Please click here for more information.

iReady Results Available

The iReady for Families Report is now accessible to parents. Log into your student’s Clever Account and click on the iReady icon to go to the iReady Dashboard. From the iReady Dashboard, click on the For Families dropdown and select the For Families Report. Enter District Report Code R4DPJ3 to access your child’s report. For more information, click here.

SAT School Day

On Wednesday, March 13, all SPS 11th grade students will take the SAT for free during the school day. The State of Connecticut requires all public school students to take the SAT during 11th grade. SAT scores may be submitted to colleges and universities as part of the admissions process.

Only students in grade 11 should report to school at the regular time. Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will have a 3-hour delay. Buses will be provided for both the regular arrival time and the 3-hour delayed arrival.

Climate Survey

Get ready to share feedback about your child(ren)’s school(s) during the annual School Climate Survey, which begins on Monday, March 18. Information from the Climate Survey will be used by school principals and other staff to make improvements in our schools. The family survey will be available in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole and Ukrainian. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, April 3. Links to the survey will be shared on March 18.

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Dr. Tamu Lucero





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