Dear St. Anthony Families,
Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you enjoyed the summer break and are ready for another memorable year. We begin a new chapter in our work to help all students reach grade level readiness so they are prepared to graduate from our schools with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.
We have much to look forward to as we launch our school year! For some of our students, today is the start of an educational career in St. Anthony Schools. For others, it marks a transition from one grade level to the next -- another milestone reached in their academic journey. Whether today is the beginning of year one or year fourteen, we owe it to our students to continue committing ourselves to work together with a focus on their success.
Preparing for the new school year is one of the most critical steps we have taken as a school network to help our students be successful. Over the past few months, I have been honored to be in the space with so many of our school site leaders and staff have worked together to get schools ready for classes. Our leaders spent the summer learning about the intersectionality of the academic standards, content, curriculum and equity practices that result in transformational results for our students. I have been impressed by the countless hours and dedication from our team to make sure that students would start off the year in a positive and high quality environment. I thank our school leaders, our IT and facilities department for the wonderful job completing a number of important projects this summer. With everything that is going on in the world, our students need this positive energy and attention from us now more than ever.
Thank you to all of our families for your commitment to making our schools a positive place where our students can grow and learn. We look forward to serving your family this school year and working our hardest to make a difference in the life of your child. Let's have a great year!