Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. This summer our administrative staff spent countless hours working through COVID guidelines and developing a school re-entry plan that addressed everything from schedules to cleaning procedures. Our amazing staff spent two weeks of learning how to navigate online learning formats such as See Saw, Clever, and Google Classroom. They were trained on the new science curriculum as well. Please keep in mind that this year is unprecedented with the guidelines that are being issued to school districts from several different entities at both the state and federal levels. We will continue to work with CDE, Tri-County Health, and our Governor's Office to stay within the guidelines and expectations that are given. Our sincere appreciation goes out to each and everyone of you for your patience and understanding as we travel through these uncharted waters.
This school year marks my 29th year in education, and although much change has occurred throughout, one mindset remains constant—our students and their achievement matter most. Our schools saw marked improvement in state test scores as well as district assessments. For the third year in a row since state testing started, all three schools are at performance which is the highest rating for schools in the state. Our district is rated accredited which is the second highest rating for districts. This would not of happened without the dedication and hardwork of all stakeholders in our district.
Speaking with honesty, thinking with sincerity, and acting with integrity continues to be emphasized and modeled as we strive to mentor these qualities in our students’ character and leadership through our districtwide RCD Program. This is the fourth year of using responsibility centered discipline districtwide, and we have seen it impact our student body in a positive way.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via email or phone as we have to limit our visitors in the school buildings this year per COVID guidelines. As always, we value input because it makes us stronger and more accountable to our stakeholders. It is truly an honor to work for Bennett School District. Thank you for the opportunity to educate your child.
Superintendent of Schools