Dear Sodus Community
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. Working with Sodus staff, parents and our community to do all we can to ensure our children’s success has been an absolute pleasure and is surely my highest priority. We have worked diligently over the past few years to put in place programs and structures that will help us build upon our successes. Here are a few examples of what you can expect during the 2019-2020 school year:
· Implementation of year three of our Strategic Plan (Plan for Excellence). This plan outlines our goals for the coming year and steps we will take to accomplish them. As a reminder, our plan is centered on four primary pillars: Educational Excellence, Employee Experience, Community Engagement, and Student Life. You can access our Plan for Excellence at www.soduscsd.org. Click on District and scroll down to Strategic Plan.
· Continued intensive focus on the implementation of our K-6 ELA curriculum (Journeys and Collections).
· Continued intensive focus on the implementation of our K-8 mathematics curriculum (Math Expressions and Math in Focus).
· Continued intensive focus on K-12 curriculum development. As the Standards and assessments continue to change, we will ensure that our students are receiving the best instruction possible.
· Continued intensive focus on early literacy. Our goal is for Sodus students to read at or above grade level every June.
· Continued focus on communication. If you have ideas for how we can improve the way we communicate with you, please let us know.
· Implementation of personalized learning. It is our desire to ensure that instruction is personalized to meet the unique needs of every child. Every child learns differently and we will be utilizing many new strategies to accommodate these varying needs (use of technology, flexible seating, station rotation, instructional playlists, to name a few). This year, every student in our district will have a computing device (Chromebook). I believe that this is one of the most exciting endeavors Sodus has embarked on in years. This is a game changer for our staff, our students, and community. They deserve the best and will finally be getting it! (over) Nurtured by the influence of a diverse community, our district is committed to the success of every student. We will support our students in developing the skills and strategies needed to achieve academic excellence and to become respectful, responsible, kind citizens of a global society. We are dedicated to sustaining an environment that fosters a joy for life and continued learning.
· Continued relentless focus on school safety. School safety has been and will continue to be a priority focus at our school. A full time School Resource Officer from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is present on the Sodus campus every school day.
It is an honor and privilege to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. I am excited for the 2019-2020 school year and sincerely hope this will be your child’s best school year yet. As always, if you ever have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to call me at (315) 483-5201 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to an outstanding 2019-2020 school year.
Superintendent of Schools