Dear Discovery Family,
I am truly so thrilled to share good news with you regarding our improvements this past school year at Discovery Elementary. Through the hard work and dedication of our teachers, staff, students, and parents, we made great strides on the state mandated test, FSA. This resulted in a higher academic standing with the District and State among the other elementary schools. Because of this, we are no longer required to adhere to the extra hour of schooling for our students. Our new school hours are: 7:55-2:05.
In an effort to maintain this forward momentum, we will continue to serve our students in every way possible to ensure their academic success. We will also be sending home an attendance contract for all parents and students to sign. This contract is an agreement for all students and parents to make every effort to attend school regularly and to be on time. Research shows that students who miss more than 18 days in a school year are at significant risk for falling behind, and we do not want this to happen here at Discovery!
As the school's instructional leader, I will continue to work diligently to further increase student achievement. I am dedicated to identifying areas of concern and finding solutions that will benefit all students. We will all continue to show respect to and earn the respect of every member of the Discovery Elementary family as we strive to accomplish our goals of improved instructional practices and higher academic achievement.
I am here to assure you that everything we do this school year will be in the best interest of our students. I continue to offer everyone my promise that all decisions that are made at Discovery are made with careful consideration to the safety, security, and betterment of ALL members of the Discovery family, but most importantly to the children that we serve. After all, it is our responsibility to help all our students grow into productive individuals.
Thank you for taking time to read this short communication; I appreciate your dedication to your child's education. I look forward to getting to know each of you as the year progresses, and again, I will always have your child's best interest in mind and provide them with the best education in Volusia County.