Dear Students and Families,
Welcome! On behalf of the entire district, I am happy to extend to you our best wishes as the new school year begins; it is an exciting time for all of us.
In this Handbook for Students and Families, you will find the policies and procedures for the 2016-2017 school year. Some of the more significant topics include, but are not limited to: safety, bullying, student rights and responsibilities, and a general orientation to school policies. It is important that each of you familiarize yourself with this handbook and keep it handy for easy reference.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated and professional teaching and administrative staff that is second to none and whose primary concern is the welfare of each and every student. We offer an outstanding academic curriculum which is rich in content and is designed to serve the needs of each student. In addition, there is a diverse offering of extra-curricular activities designed to meet our students social and physical needs.
This handbook is a roadmap that will aid you; please use it to navigate the various issues that may present themselves during the upcoming year. You should contact your building principal for clarification on any policy or procedure in this handbook.
Once again, best wishes to you for a successful, meaningful, and enjoyable school year.
Cheryl A. Clarke, Superintendent
Monson Public Schools