August 28, 2019
Dear Scotland School Families,
As the lazy days of summer bid farewell, we welcome the new 2019-2020 school year! We are happy to see the smiling faces of your children and are eager to begin another exciting school year filled with laughter, excitement, and plenty of academic achievements.
Our first academic goal is to repeat as Connecticut Scholastic Reading champions. That can’t happen unless all students log in their summer reading minutes. Teachers will help students log in summer minutes, as well as encourage reading until the very end of the challenge—September 6th. The official winners will be announced later in September.
We are happy to again have Chromebooks for student use. Students will receive their devices from last year once the liability paperwork is signed and returned to the office. This paperwork is included in the first day packet along with this letter and other important pieces of information.
SES will continue participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs through our EASTCONN program provider. We are again fortunate to be part of the Community Eligibility Provision which enables all SES-enrolled students to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost regardless of family income. The Student Council will again sell ice cream on Thursdays. The price for the tasty treat will be $1.00. Ice cream is not part of the hot lunch program.
I encourage you to stay as informed as possible by utilizing the SES website, our school app., and communication apps used by individual teachers. You can never have enough information! Downloading our school app onto your tablets or cellphone is simple. Instructions are also part of this packet. Please don’t hesitate to call the office if you have any downloading issues.
Our Fall Open House will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This is a wonderful evening for you to meet the teachers and say hello. Please remember though that this is not an evening to chat specifically about your child’s progress. Parent/teacher conferences held in November will give you that opportunity.
I urge all SES families to become involved with our Friends of SES parent group. This is a wonderful way to be involved and create exciting activities for students and families throughout the year. The first meeting will be announced soon.
We welcome three new staff members to our SES family. Ms. Alison Belliveau is our new financial secretary in the office. Although she has been with us all summer, she will be a new face when you visit the office! Ms. Chelsea Hebert joins us as our new school counselor and Ms. Bailey Partridge will be teaching art to our students on Thursdays.
Again, we look forward to another exciting school year with plenty of smiles and acts of kindness. We welcome all of our new families to SES and welcome back our returning families!