Dear Namaqua Parents and School Community,
Thank you so much for all of the positive support in my
first few weeks as new principal of our school.
I wish to express my gratitude to groups and individuals who have welcomed
me into our school community and have advocated for our school and students in
so many ways.
In the last few days, I have received feedback and
communication from parents expressing concern about class sizes, especially
regarding the high number of students in our 2nd and 3rd
grade classrooms and reduced numbers in our afternoon kindergarten.
I want to assure each and every parent that the staff of
Namaqua is working diligently to resolve this issue. We are currently looking at a variety of
solutions. Regardless of the final
solution, meeting the needs of our children will be our highest priority. There are multiple factors and resources
available to us including reassignment of students to classrooms, reassignment
of staff, and a more effective utilization of support staff.
Finding the best solution to this issue will be my personal
leadership priority today and tomorrow. I
understand the extreme urgency of time in order to minimize the impact on
students and parents. I will be working
closely with our building staff as well as district leadership to consider all
available options. Please be assured
that when a final resolution has been determined, I will work to effectively
communicate it with our school community.
I also want to stress my commitment to accessibility as leader
of our school. I covet your feedback. Feel free to visit, email, or leave a message
for me at any time.