Welcome Back Letter
August 10, 2022

 

Dear District 75 families,

The first day of school is always one of the most anticipated days of the year. As your children prepare to return to the classroom, our teachers, administrators and aides are excited to welcome them back.

Like last year, we are going to focus our academic program on literacy - reading and writing. Of course we’ll continue to teach math, history, science, etc. But literacy lays the foundation for all learning. And it all starts with reading.

We want to do more than simply teach reading and writing. We want to help develop young learners into readers and writers. Part of our strategy is for our teachers to serve as role models and set an example for the students. Our teachers will  talk about what they’re reading, share book suggestions with each other and encourage students to do the same.

We’ve even printed t-shirts for our staff that say, “Ask Me What I’m Reading,” and we will promote #D75Reads, a social media hashtag encouraging us to share our favorite books with each other.

We’re continuing to move forward with our dual language program that is designed primarily to give students from Spanish-speaking homes the best opportunity to learn all subjects in their native language as they develop their English-speaking skills. We’re proud to have a program like this that blends our community needs with our academic goals.

So as we prepare to open our schools, we do so with a sense of excitement and purpose. Whether your children are returning to District 75 or just starting out at one of our schools, we look forward to working with you and the students to make the 2022-23 school year the best it can be. Welcome!

Sincerely,

Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendent, District 75