Dear Community,

I am glad to report that we have had an excellent few days back. It was great to see our students and staff, and even though a numbers of families and staff members are still without power, the spirit of support is evident. We have lost a week of instructional time so our job right now is getting everyone focused on moving forward. The custodial staff did an amazing job of getting buildings and grounds in order and ready, and food service, thanks to the hard work of the director and her staff, has us up and back in full swing. We had a few minor systems problems which we are still working on but will be resolved in the next few days.

Some housekeeping items:

1. First, we will follow our regular calendar for next Monday, November 12 and school will be closed. Please note this is a state and national holiday and beyond not being allowed to be in session, it is a special time for us to honor our Veterans. It is my understanding that a bill has been introduced in the state legislature to address the days missed due to the storm. I am told that I should have this information by the end of the month. Once I have this, I will be able to determine a new calendar for the rest of the school year and I will provide you with that information.

2. Please know that we are not allowed to hold school on Saturdays and I will not be making any calendar changes for the Thanksgiving and December Holiday Recess.

3. Please note there will be two opportunities for the community to hear about the upcoming bond. There will be a 9:30 am session and 7:00 pm session on Wednesday, November 14. We will hold a special election for this on 12/12/12. More than ever, the most recent storm events highlight the need for us to keep our facilities in the best possible condition to insure the health and safety of our students and to maintain this important asset for our community.

4. I will continue to keep you updated; please continue to check our website for important program and date changes.

Stay safe.

Thank you for your support and kind words during this time; they are appreciated.

Dr. Mustich