Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to another great school year at Smith Road Elementary! Our custodians, teachers and office staff have been working hard to prepare the school for everyone. The first day of school will be Thursday, September 4th. We are all very eager to meet our new students and can’t wait to kick off a great school year!
Returning students and parents will probably notice some changes at our school. Over the summer, our new outdoor pavilion was erected next to the rear playground. This pavilion has enough outdoor seating for over 30 students and will be a great addition to our property. A very special thank you to all of the parents and community members who helped make this project a success! Please be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 9th. We will be holding our second annual Back to School BBQ from 5:30-7:30 and will dedicate our pavilion during the event.
We have updated some of our technology over the summer and I am happy to announce that first grade will now have IPads in all classrooms. This technology will enable teachers to individualize their instruction to support students at their level in a fun and challenging way. We have also installed a new flat screen TV in our parent waiting area. The TV will be used for building announcements and information to parents.
Our HSO has some excellent family events planned over the next few months so be sure to mark your calendars. If you would like more detailed information on any topic here at Smith Road, please be sure to visit our website http://www.nscsd.org/smith.cfm As always, if you should ever have any questions or concerns, please contact our main office at 315-218-2800. I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming Back to School BBQ and Open House.
Principal, Smith Road Elementary