Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. As the new academic year begins, I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to all of the parents and guardians of our students. The entire faculty and staff at Deer Lakes are excited to embark on this journey of learning and growth alongside your children.
I am genuinely looking forward to a successful and rewarding school year. Let us work together to create a positive and enriching environment for our students. Your support and active involvement are crucial in ensuring their success.
There are many exciting things happening in the District:
As you may have noticed, there are many upgrades happening in the district. The parking lots have been paved and sealed, speed reduction devices have been placed at the high school, and new lines have been painted. Parents visiting the middle school parking lot will notice that the big dip was smoothed out. A new guard rail has been added to prevent vehicles from coming onto the Curtisville playground.
All buildings have received panic alarms in the office and security alarms district-wide that go directly to 911.
Numerous cameras have been added in the district to address blind spots and full view of large group gatherings in the district.
Two-way radios have been purchased district-wide with repeater capabilities and programming for enhanced communication.
Enhancements that you may not be able to see are mechanical upgrades in the district related to HVAC and Lighting, not to mention safety retrofit doors at the High School, East Union, and Curtisville.
The High School gym floor has been recoated, and new scoreboards are on the way, not to mention new coats of paint on the walls.
The press box at the middle school football field has been pressure washed and repainted.
The district will begin to use ParentSquare. PS is a district-wide communication system. More information will be provided to families once the school year begins.
We will have an additional school psychologist who will focus on individual and group sessions with students primarily at the middle school and the continuation of a social worker for the district.
On the Educational Forefront, the district will be focused on:
Portrait of a Learner (Collective vision for student success)
Comprehensive Plan Completion (Educational planning framework 2024-27)
Structured Literacy (Five essential components of reading)
RIASEC (World of Work and Career Readiness)
PBIS (Positive Behavior Support)
Continuation of mandated safety trainings and WDPD officers in each building
As always, find out more about our educational programs by attending our Education Committee Meetings each month. The dates/times and agenda can be found on our webpage.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education. Let us embrace the upcoming challenges and opportunities with enthusiasm and determination.
Superintendent of Schools