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Weekly Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent's Weekly Message - September 29, 2023

Dear Staff and Families,

National Walk and Bike to School Day is next Wednesday, October 4.  If it is an option, this is a wonderful family activity.  You can also celebrate early and go for a family walk or bike ride over the weekend.  Click here for more information.

School Custodian Appreciation Day & National Coach Day

Next Monday, October 2, is School Custodian Appreciation Day, and Friday, October 6 is National Coaches Day.  If you have the opportunity, please say “Thank You” to our custodians and coaches for all they do to support students, staff, and families.

Student Voice Session

Thank you to all of the students who joined me this week for the Superintendent’s Student Voice Session, although the group was small due to Fall activities, the feedback about policies was thoughtful and truly helpful.

Our next Student Voice Session with the Superintendent and BOE is Tuesday, October 10.   Students work with Mike Meyer in the Office of Family and Community Engagement to identify a common topic of interest.  If you know a student who might be interested in joining the conversation, please encourage them to participate in this monthly meeting.

Regulation Update – High School Attendance and Course Credit

Please mark your calendar for the BOE Workshop Meeting on Tuesday, October 3 when our Executive Director of School Innovation will make a presentation about proposed updates to high school attendance regulations as they relate to earning course credit.

 District Curriculum 

Last week the District Curriculum Advisory Board met.  It was an amazing opportunity for the teaching and learning department to receive feedback on the new curriculum, assessment, and plans.  

We are excited to announce that the parent and community curriculum portal will officially open in October.  The Family and Community Curriculum Portal will provide interested individuals the opportunity to view the curricular topics taught in our various courses and grade levels.

SPS Annual and Quarterly Reports

Our annual report was released earlier this week. Thank you to the members of the public affairs office who prepared this annual publication celebrating the accomplishments of Stamford Public Schools.  Click here to see the 2022-23 SPS Annual Report.  

In case you missed it, also check out the most recent edition of the SPS Quarterly. The Quarterly was created to provide the community-at-large with information about what’s happening in Stamford Public Schools. We appreciate all of our community partners, elected officials, faith based organizations and community members who share the SPS Quarterly with their constituents.

Health and Safety Fair Family Day

The Department of Health and Human Services is hosting Family Day, a health and safety fair, on Saturday September 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Yerwood Center.  There will be health and safety information, giveaways, blood pressure screenings and flu shots available,

plus lots of fun activities for kids!

Mayor's Literacy Initiative

All families are invited to join Mayor Simmons this Saturday, September 30th from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Ferguson Library South End Branch for a morning full of stories, games and crafts!

SPEF 5K Walk & Run

Please join me and John on Sunday, October 1, 2023 (rain or shine) at Mill River Park, Stamford for the SPEF 5K Walk & Run.  

New this year for those 12 and under, SPEF is adding the “SPEFy Fun Run”, a mile-long course that is sure to include a few fun activities along the way.

Afterward, join in the fun at SPEF’s family-friendly FallFest, featuring interactive, hands-on activities for kids (presented by Kids Helping Kids and other community partners), SPEF’s Books Across Stamford book giveaway, tasty fall treats — and more!

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Dr. Tamu Lucero





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