FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:
The 2017-2018 School Year marks the beginning of a new era in the Nantucket Public Schools. With our building project completed, we have a primary school (NES) that is no longer crammed with students, staff and stuff and can adequately serve the 350 students that it will house. The brand new NIS building absorbs our students in grades three, four and five in a beautiful learning environment. With the new grade six wing, CPS has plenty of space. NHS has gained spaces by moving administrative offices out of its classrooms. Additionally, we have vastly improved our site, providing new paving, more parking and better traffic flow!
As always, we have also worked on maintenance projects in each school: including roof repairs; improving floors; painting corridors; upgrading heating and ventilation systems; and adding safety and security features.
We fully understand that school is much more than the buildings and classrooms in which we educate our children. Our job is to help your child grow physically, socially, emotionally and academically and it is an important charge that we take very seriously. We recognize that every child can learn, but that they learn in many different ways. So, it is incumbent upon us to find the way in which your child learns best. To do this, we know that we cannot be successful unless we undertake our mission in partnership with parents and the community. There are hundreds of ways to make a difference in your child’s education – come into our schools and find out what we are doing and what you can do!
This Refrigerator Calendar is filled with important dates throughout the year and we hope it will provide valuable information about our schools. Please refer to it both in hand and on-line - It should be helpful and we hope that you will post it in a prominent place in your home and refer to it often as a way to stay involved in your child’s education. The 2017-2018 Calendar is also posted on our district website at www.npsk.org. The website is a great source for even more information about each of our district’s schools and all of our programs. Inevitably, there will be changes to the calendar, including some deletions and far more additions, so check the calendar on the website as we update it regularly.
The beginning of each school year is an exciting time for your children, our staff and the administration – we still get butterflies in our stomachs as we anticipate the first day. We can’t wait to have the hallways, classrooms and playing fields filled with the sound of happy and engaged students!
W. Michael Cozort
Superintendent of Schools