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Please Join Us Remotely for the Health & Wellness Series for Families

Join Us for a Series of  Informative Remote Parent Meeting with the Medical Experts

Freeport Public Schools 

in partnership with Cohen Children's Medical Center

present our

Health & Wellness Family Series

The first presentation on Nutrition  is Tuesday, September 29th

 5:30 pm via Zoom

See the attached flyers for dates, topics, and links

 

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Jon Us (Virtually) for our Annual Peace Walk

This Saturday, September 26th  is scheduled for our  Annual Peace Walk.

Since we can’t all get together in one place, we will be walking together this year virtually

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 Our goal is to walk 2020 (2,020) Miles for Peace by adding our combined steps together.

 

There is a QR code to the link on the attached flyer.

Here is the link: https://forms.gle/1QMeGMRPLLFqjCu26

Everyone can plan their own walks (alone or with family), inside or outside ( following social distancing and wearing masks).

You can log your steps and share photos and your thoughts about Peace on  the form.

We will be creating a Virtual Peace Walk video with the photos.

 Together, we can make our combined goal of 2020 Miles for Peace!

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Freeport Welcomes Back Teachers Remotely

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On Sept. 1, the Freeport School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham, administrators, teachers and staff joined together for the annual Superintendent’s Conference Day held remotely due to the pandemic.

Dr. Kuncham began by acknowledging the work everyone had done during the end of the school year when schools were closed and the district needed to transition to remote learning for all students. “It has been a long journey since we closed our schools in March due to the pandemic,” said Dr. Kuncham. “Through it all we remained Freeport Strong. Thank you for the amazing work you did during this unprecedented time. As always, our resiliency and commitment to our students and families and to each other have moved us forward.”

Board of Education President Ernest J. Kight also welcomed everyone back to the new school year. “As our students return, we will socially, emotionally and educationally carry out our mission,” said Mr. Kight. “There is nothing we can’t overcome to support and educate our students. On behalf of the parents, students, staff, administration and Board of Education, I am pleased to welcome you back to the 2020-21 school year.”

With the new school year about to begin, Dr. Kuncham acknowledged that the 2020-21 school year will look different, but the district’s goals remain the same. “As we move into the new school year, our goals and purpose remain the same – equity, excellence and the best possible education for all our students. Our journey continues with optimism, devotion, hope and enthusiasm.”

Dr. Kuncham noted that the district continues to make significant gains in all areas including a new record for the highest graduation rate achieved by the Class of 2020. “We have accomplished a great deal and as our students return to school, we will continue to stay on course, because our reopening plan is strong,” said Dr. Kuncham. He went on to stress the importance of leading by example and how everyone can embrace the district’s theme Be The Change Transform in their personal lives and the lives of students. “Let this be an opportunity to push our limits, explore our potential and the potential of our students. We can bring transformation and change to ourselves and inspire our students and others to do the same. In a time when racial injustice has exposed the deep rooted inequities in our society, let us empower our students with the tools to bring change and become transformation leaders. Let us enable our students to understand the world around them, and the talents within them so they can become fulfilled individuals and compassionate global citizens.”  

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Census 2020 - Make Sure You Count!

Census 2020

Make sure you count – take the census!

An undercount results in funding losses and a loss of congressional representation

Three easy ways:

·       Fill out the Census form and mail back

·       Online - https://my2020census.gov/

·       By Phone –

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Students Return to School Safely and Ready to Learn

The reopening of schools on Sept. 8 and 9 for in-person learning found students, teachers and staff excited to embrace the many educational challenges and adventures for the 2020-2021 school year. Students were optimistic as they arrived to each of the district’s eight school buildings, diligently maintaining safety and health protocols, and eager to share memories of their summer vacation and begin this unique school year.

“After many months of working collaboratively with administrators, teachers and parents on developing an approved reopening plan that meets the health, safety and wellness needs of our students in these challenging times, it was rewarding and inspiring to see our goals become a reality,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham. “It was wonderful to see our schools come to life, and to see the enthusiasm of our staff and students. Thanks to our students, staff and parents for making the first day of school a success and to our Board of Education for their ongoing support.”

The district has implemented numerous safety protocols to ensure a safe return for students and staff including wrist scanner thermometers, thoroughly sanitized classrooms equipped with socially distanced desks and individual desk partitions, and highly visible signage reminding everyone to maintain social distance and hygiene protocols. Throughout the district, students learned about their new schedules, routines and their teachers’ expectations to successfully prepare them for the upcoming school year. At Atkinson Intermediate School, students were warmly welcomed by Principal Gisselle Campbell-Ham who was on hand to guide students to their classrooms, while teachers helped students get settled for a day of engaging educational activities. High School students arrived to school safely and smoothly as Principal Joseph Mille greeted and reminded students to stay safe and enjoy their first day back. The Archer Street School students from kindergarten to fourth grade happily navigated the hallways to find their classrooms excitedly wearing their new backpacks filled with their school supplies for the year.

While in-person learning is just getting underway, remote learning for all students began on Sept. 4 with a variety of virtual learning activities including reading lessons, math lessons and even virtual tours of their school buildings to ensure students were familiarized with their new surroundings.

All schools in the district are operating on a hybrid back-to-school model. Students have been divided into two cohorts and alternate attending in-person learning Mondays through Thursdays, with Fridays acting as a synchronous and asynchronous remote learning day.

The district is thrilled to welcome students back to a new school year. Although the schools look different than ever before, the district’s goals remain the same to educate all students to achieve their fullest potential in a safe and nurturing environment.