Superintendent’s Message - September 2017
Welcome back to school. The start of school is an exciting time for teachers and students. Students are eager to meet their teacher, learn about new topics, and reestablish friendships. Teachers are excited to get to know their new students and share adventures with them about what they have been planning all summer.
Schools provide a wide range of experiences to our students, yet the core responsibility we have is to student academic achievement. Not surprisingly, attendance at school is one area which has great impact on a student's ability to achieve. Students who attend school regularly form life long patterns of responsibility and engagement in their academic and work environments. This year Moreland School District is focusing on attendance and will promote Attendance Awareness Week September 11th - 16th. Here is a link to further information about how to support your students to develop healthy attendance habits: (http://www.attendanceworks.org/tools/for-parents/parent-handouts/)
As traffic continues to grow in our local and surrounding areas, Moreland is committed to providing safe bus transportation to our students. If you drive your children to school, please follow these traffic laws and guidelines when you see a Moreland school bus.
*Do not pull over to load or unload in areas designated as “Bus Zones.”
*In all 50 states, it is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped.
*The yellow flashing lights on a school bus indicate that it is preparing to stop to pick up or drop off children.
*Red flashing lights indicate that children are getting on or off the bus.
*Traffic in both directions on undivided roadways must stop while red lights are flashing. Do not attempt to pass a stopped school bus with red lights on.
*Remember that children are unpredictable and often ignore potential hazards.
*Never block a crosswalk.
*Take extra caution near school zones, parks, and residential areas.
*Watch out for students who are crossing streets or riding bicycles:
*The most common cause of collisions with bicycles are drivers turning left or right in front of the path of a bicycle.
*Check your mirrors before opening any doors when parked on the street to reduce the chance of a bicyclist riding into it.
We are thrilled to serve your students this year and look forward to the partnership ahead as the 2017-2018 school year launches.
Mary Kay Going