Friday, January 3, 2020
Re: Maternity Leave
Dear Parents and Guardians:
When I last wrote to you in mid-December, I shared that the school was continuing to search for a certified replacement for Mrs. Williams’ maternity leave. Although we have advertised since August, we still have no certified teacher who has applied for this job. As a result, we will be combining the two 4th grade classes for the duration of Mrs. Williams’ maternity leave. This will give all students access to a highly qualified teacher. Mrs. VanBenschoten, who is a substitute, will be placed in the class to assist Mrs. Mowen with the group. Mrs. Williams should return shortly after winter break.
As the principal, I am thankful for your patience and understanding in this matter. I recommend that you take a few moments to discuss the importance of all 4th graders pulling together and working to make the next 6 weeks successful ones. If you have any questions, you may feel free to call me at: 845-586-2647 ext. 119. Thank you for your support.
Laura H. Norris - Principal