Parents and Friends,
School is right around the corner and we are looking forward to having our students start school on Wednesday, August 23, 2023! All students will start school at 7:55 p.m. with our doors opening at 7:45 a.m. each day. Our kindergarten students will start on Friday, August 25, 2023.
All students, except for preschoolers, will enter and exit the building in the main elementary and high school doors. Bus students will arrive near the elementary entrance and walk to the main entrances. Preschool students will enter the building at the elementary playground entrances like last year.
We are excited to introduce four new staff members this school year. As you may have read, Valerie Zeno will be our Middle School/High School Principal. Valerie was hired in June and comes to New Riegel from Vanguard-Sentinel where she was the Assistant Director. We welcome grade two teacher Emma England to our elementary school and vocal and elementary music teacher Maureen Berney. Both Emma and Maureen are recent graduates of Bowling Green State University. Our fourth new staff member is Officer Morris. Officer Morris will be our student resource officer.
Grades 6-12 parents, be on the lookout for a permission slip via One Call in August so you can permit your student to be a part of our back to school celebration at Camp Glen. Our Jacket Leadership group under the direction of Mrs. Zamudio, along with support from our high school and middle school teachers and administration, will be taking our students on Thursday (grades 9-12) and Friday (grades 6-8) to Camp Glen for a team building and leadership retreat. All students in grades 6-12 will be attending one day at Camp Glen to kick off our 23-24 school year. Our focus as a district this year will be to engage our students in leadership, academics and careers and this will be a great way to kick things off.
As we begin the new school year, I want to remind parents to directly reach out to your child’s teacher or coach if you have questions, concerns or want to let them know anything regarding your child. Don’t wait for an issue to arise, be proactive and be in touch, we will do the same. We are here to assist in any way to provide your child with the best possible education and look forward to working with you to develop your child’s gifts to reach their fullest potential. It is important for all of us to model proper communications and problem solving for students. This is done in an upstanding manner through direct and personal communication. Direct communication will reinforce a positive culture of collaboration and communication between school and home.
I look forward to our journey together this school year. Let’s make it the best ever!