Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 School Year!
We had a very busy summer preparing for our students to have a great school year! Our staff and facilities are ready to start the new school year.
Our strategic plan or Road Map serves as our guide for student success. The Road Map includes our five foundational strategies or goals of: 1. Achievement 2. Equity 3. Stewardship 4. Partnerships and 5. Continuous Learning. In addition to these strategies that guide our work as a student learning-focused school system, our school board adopted this year’s school board goals at their September 9, 2019 meeting that complement each of the strategies.
Achievement: We continue to prioritize student achievement by “providing high quality instruction in every classroom, every day.” The Sedro-Woolley School District continues to be educational leaders in our region and I am very proud of the Clear Lake, and Samish Elementary Schools for being honored as recipients of the Washington Achievement Award.
Equity: We had an amazing year with Dell Chromebooks distributed throughout the district that completed our 1-to-1 computer initiative in our elementary classrooms. The district is also focused on equity for all students as a major learning initiative this school past school and will continue this focus during 2019-2020.
Stewardship: The Sedro-Woolley School District enrollment continues to grow which has prompted the placement of portables at several of our elementary schools. We expect to have more than 4,400 students this year. To address our growing needs, a Facilities Committee was commissioned by the school board to assess our school building needs related to maintenance and repair, as well as classroom capacity to accommodate our growing student population. The school board received a summary of their work during the August 26 board meeting and are continuing to meet to narrow down the options along with funding options.
Partnership: We continue to work with amazing business and community partners through the Skagit STEM Network and with our local charitable organizations that provide generous support for our students.
Continuous Learning: Thank you to our entire Sedro-Woolley school community, especially our families, for all of your support this past year! Our mission states that “every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success.” With our continued partnerships, our students will continue to accomplish amazing things and will achieve at high levels!
I look forward to having a great 2019–2020 school year, we are off to a great start!
Phil Brockman, Superintendent
Sedro-Woolley School District