This week we were thrilled to welcome students back to launch the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. You can feel enthusiasm in the air as students, staff and families embark on a new adventure in learning.
Through the excitement of this new start, we pause to acknowledge the moments that got us to this point. The careful planning, protocols, hard work and dedication of our students, staff and families have allowed us to open our institutions for five-day per week, in-person learning, which we know is the most beneficial for students. Mask participation rates are currently more than 60% at Tallmadge Elementary and approximately 50% at the Middle School, which we hope will assist with keeping quarantine rates low. The delta variant spread will be closely monitored and, if necessary, the district will enact appropriate new measures to protect the health and safety of students.
As with the start of any new school year, it takes a bit of time to adjust to the normal routine. Please be patient with our school buses, as they may run behind for the first few weeks of schools as students and families acclimate to the new drop-off and pick-up times. The drivers and the transportation department are working hard to safely deliver your students to and from school.
We look forward to bringing Tallmadge Together through a variety of school functions that we've missed over the course of the last 18 months. I know our fans are looking forward to cheering our teams on from the stands; our music and drama students are ready to bring their talents to the stages, in front of adoring audiences; and our academic teams are already preparing for the opportunity to compete against students from other districts. We all look forward to sharing these experiences and successes together.
Our strategic plan will guide us through this school year. This plan was created to identify the goals and objectives necessary to make Tallmadge City Schools the excellent educational resource we know it to be. We encourage you to review our strategic plan here and think about your part in the success of this mission.
As we enjoy this first week back in school, we are thankful for the opportunity to be together again. Having lunch together. Learning together. Socializing together. Growing together. Together is where we belong, and we are ready for new adventures this school year.
Together in learning,
Superintendent, Tallmadge City Schools
330-633-3291 ext. 8101