October 23, 2021

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The Education Specialists

CROOKSTON School DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT JEREMY OLSON’S JULY Conversation

Crookston Faculty District Superintendent Jeremey Olson produced a July conversation with regards to the upcoming school calendar year and long term strategies. The letter is underneath.

 

A several days in the past, I observed a license plate that bore the terms “Vietnam Vet”. I began to imagine about what this specific had sacrificed in the services of our place and also puzzled if I genuinely even recognized what real sacrifice requires. In light-weight of the proximity to celebrating our country’s independence, I needed to replicate on the expense of liberty. When our state is considerably from ideal, we are usually in pursuit of a much more best union. People who are serving and have served our nation have paid the selling price for our ongoing independence and offered us with the potential to have debate more than the way of our region. To these guardians of our liberty I say thank you. Thank you’s are also in get for the military services family who aid our soldiers as they serve our place. Thank you for your services! 

This summer has been stuffed with plenty of preparing and planning, some of which I will emphasize in this communication. 

2021-2022 School Year: 

To start with of all I required to let you know what we are presently preparing for up coming year. Though we fully grasp that assistance may be coming out at some stage this summer season relating to the return to college, it is my perception that this yr will glance like a pretty regular school calendar year. At this issue we are not preparing on demanding masks for the faculty working day however, because of to a present-day standing federal transportation rule, masks are continue to required on university buses. At this place students aged 12 and up have experienced the chance to be vaccinated and we will be inquiring moms and dads to proceed to observe for signs and indicators as a precautionary evaluate as pupils young than 12 are currently not ready to acquire the COVID-19 vaccination. We are encouraging any parents who have well being linked considerations to make contact with your university so that we can perform with you, as we notice that there are a wide variety of sights on the return to college. We shown final spring that a complete return to university was protected and we are setting up on a usual begin of university this slide. We will carry on to update you if this predicament improvements. 

Planning for the Future: 

We are operating right now on what our district may seem like if we changeover to a middle college model in the upcoming for grades 6-8 as well as creating potential in our Preschool Program. I am a strong advocate for a self contained Middle Faculty Plan housed within just our present significant university as I feel it satisfies the requirements of our learners both of those academically and developmentally. We are in the floor levels of analyzing what this could potentially seem like. At this issue we are only dreaming about what could be. Our 7th quality group labored on a somewhat self contained center school product very last calendar year. We are possibly wanting to extend this product in foreseeable future many years. To do so, I would like to see a different part of the creating that would let the center faculty to just take on its individual different lifestyle to assist better changeover and meet up with the developmental demands of middle faculty students. 

Free/Diminished Lunch Forms:

We will be inquiring mothers and fathers to fill out free/diminished lunch kinds yet again this yr as these forms translate into funding for our college district that is independent from our lunch funding. The state of MN presents additional pounds that we use to fund our Preschool Plan, Title I application, and assistance battling learners. Very last year alone, we misplaced $250,000 of funding only for the reason that persons did not fill out these varieties. This is point out funding that was lost and consequently does return to our regional taxpayers. This calendar year we are heading to make this as straightforward as doable by building a sort readily available online to fill out. 

New to City or Want far more info on Crookston Community Faculties?

If you are new to town, fascinated in enrolling, or just want extra facts on Crookston Public Faculties, be sure to contact your nearby faculty: 

Grades PreK-Kindergarten: Washington Elementary School – 218-281-2762

Grades 1-6: Highland Elementary School – 218-281-5600

Grades 7-12: Crookston Higher School – 218-281-2144

District Issues: 218-281-5313

Web-site: www.crookston.k12.mn.us

You can also connect with me at 218-770-8717 or electronic mail me at [email protected] 

Thank you for your continued support of Crookston Public Educational facilities! Go Pirates!