Photo by Larry Steagall, Kitsap Sun. Used by permission.
Dear South Kitsap Families,
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome you to the South Kitsap School District family for the 2013-14 school year. You are joining an incredible school district family committed to the success of each and every child who joins us along their educational journey. I, like all the staff here in the District, believe that each and every one of our children, without exception, is capable of great success! We, in turn, are also capable of helping each of our students succeed by doing all we can to ensure that each is whole, safe, cared for, healthy, challenged, connected and hopeful. That is the heart of the South Kitsap Community Declaration of Interdependence and the key to our whole child, whole community vision. It is also core to my values and beliefs.
I continue to be excited about the mountain top experiences awaiting students in the upcoming year. As a district family, we remain unwaveringly committed to nurturing growth, inspiring achievement, and building community (NIB) each and every day of the coming year. Under the leadership of your elected School Board and with the support of staff, families and community members, the compass is set and the course to our whole child, whole community vision is well laid out. We will continue to build on the traditions of those who have walked this way before us and we will continue to stand on the shoulders of the many staff and community members who have laid such a solid foundation for all children in the district. We will remain steadfastly committed to holding high expectations and providing high support to all children – without exception. We appreciate the great privilege we have in working with you to support and encourage your child to learn and grow into a confident, well-prepared, motivated young adult who will make a positive difference in this world. We also recognize this shared goal can only be accomplished through a strong and collaborative partnership which includes the school, family, student and community resources. We remain committed to this collaborative partnership. I am both honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve you in the coming year.
Best wishes for a wonderfully exciting, inspiring and successful 2013-14 school year! Warmest regards,