Letter From the Superintendent
Hello everyone! It is hoped that your summer is going well and that you have had a safe and fun-filled break since the end of the last school year. As we are in the final few weeks of August the beginning of a new school year will soon be upon us. The first day of the new school year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1. As a reminder, the beginning and ending of the school day has been altered slightly for the 2015-2106 school year. School begins and ends as follows in each of our district schools:
- Palmyra Elementary School: Same as Eagle Elementary: Student day to begin at 7:55 AM and end at 3:10 PM.
- Four-Year-Old Kindergarten at both Eagle and Palmyra Elementary Schools will be scheduled as follows:
Morning session - 8:00 to 11:00 AM and Afternoon session - Noon to 3:00 PM.
If school is delayed for a specified period of time (two hours for example) the start times for each school will be delayed for that same period of time. For example, if we are operating on a two hour delay the start time for the middle/high school would be delayed until 9:40 AM and both elementary schools would begin the school day at 9:55 AM. The two hour delay will also impact bus pick-up times in the same manner. If, for example, the normal bus pick up time is 6:25 AM the anticipated pick up time will be approximately 8:25 AM. A two hour delay will also bring about the cancellation of morning Four-Year-Old Kindergarten and morning Early Childhood classes as well.
When a late start is determined, parents of non-bus riders should also adjust their schedules accordingly. For example, with a two hour delay students should not be dropped off or arrive to school earlier than 9:30 AM. In the event school is dismissed earlier than normally scheduled please be sure to have a plan in place and that your child(ren) and school offices are aware of such plans. We wish for your child(ren) to be safe and to know where to go and with whom should school let out earlier than normal.
We hope that you will be able to attend the annual Open House – Back to School Night Welcome and Orientations as scheduled in each of the buildings as follows:
Eagle Elementary School:Thursday, August 27, 5:00-7:00 PM
Palmyra Elementary School:Thursday, August 27, 5:00-7:00 PM
Palmyra-Eagle High School/Middle School: Wednesday, August 26, 4:30-6:30 PM
NOTE: 7th Grade Orientation at 5:00 PM in the school cafeteria
9th Grade Orientation at 5:30 PM in the school cafeteria
It is with great anticipation that we look forward to a new school year full of continued and new opportunities for you and your children. As noted in the district mission statement our staff will continue “To ensure students excel with intellect and virtue, inspired by innovative educators who engage and challenge each individual.” Enjoy the remainder of the summer break!
Dr. Steven M. Bloom, Superintendent
Palmyra-Eagle Area School District