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Family & Community Letters
At the writing of this letter, CCSD is completing our 4th week of school. The first four weeks of school have gone really well. The entire staff has done a fantastic job of welcoming our new students to the district and welcoming back our returning students. The first couple of weeks of a new year are always hectic as everyone settles into new routines and schedules. Our teachers, support staff, office staff, and administrative team in collaboration, of course, with our students and families have done an exceptional job. We couldn’t be more pleased about our start and what lies before us during the 2022-2023 school year.
The start of the new school year is just around the corner (school begins on Wednesday, August 31), and we are excited to welcome
our students and staff members to a new year. As we prepare for the upcoming school year, I want to provide information regarding a
couple of items the district has been addressing during the summer months.
The spring legislative session was a busy one as it relates to education, especially for CCSD. Two significant pieces of legislation were transferred to Governor Dunleavy’s desk for signature that will significantly support CCSD’s efforts to improve the educational context we provide our students.
The month of May is a special time for CCSD students, parents, and staff. May is the traditional month in our school calendar where we collectively celebrate our students’ unique talents and academic achievements. CCSD will host music concerts, drama productions, academic and athletic awards ceremonies, to name only a few of the special occasions that we set aside to celebrate our students’ growth. It is a bittersweet time of year because a significant number of our students will be leaving CCSD as they graduate and take their next steps towards adulthood. We will also celebrate our 8th grade students as they graduate from our middle school and transition to the academic challenges that await them at CHS, and our Kindergartners graduate to the first grade.
Spring has arrived which is evident from the longer days and daffodils around town beginning to bloom. The warmer weather and longer days are a welcome change to our winter months as we each find more time to enjoy the outdoor activities available to all of us on POW. Spring is also a traditional time where school districts begin developing plans for the upcoming school year and beyond. Included within this letter is information about CCSD's strategic plan, the district's budget preparations for next school year, and statewide testing.