As we finish our third week of school and are about to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend with friends and family, it is my hope that everyone has successfully settled into this new school year. A new school year is ripe with promise and I very much enjoy the annual return to school with all of the catching up on everyone’s summer, the smiling faces of our students who all have grown so much, and the plethora of fresh sneakers in the hall.
A new school year also introduces new schedules and new routines and cartloads of new information which often create some stress in all of our lives as well. I hope your experience this year was manageable even as we ask so much of all of you to get off to a good start. It is our goal to have everything work and when the inevitable glitches do come along, have good folks willing and able to help you navigate the waters. If you have questions or comments on any of it, let us know!
Effective two way communication makes life work better for all of us and here at school, we continue to work to improve our methods to both provide and receive information. One of the major perks of living in a small community with a small school is the ability to simply call and have that call returned in a timely manner. We can be reached at 419-691-3888 and we still have a physical address to which the United States Postal Service delivers mail.
In addition to those more traditional methods of communication, as a school, we have email, we have Schoology, and we have our school website. We also endeavor to provide information through social media. The school has a Facebook account, a Twitter account, The Ranger Roundup blog, as well as a district Instagram and a second Instagram dedicated to our construction project. Many of our staff also have individual accounts on social media that you may to choose to follow as well.
For some of us (and by that I mean at least me), there is too much stuff to try to keep a handle on. We are working on that too. This year, along with our new website, which works well with computer browsers, we have a brand new smartphone app that I encourage everyone to download from your app store. It is our hope to make this the “go to” place for what you need to know from our school. As I see the content increasing everyday, I believe you will find this to be the case. I will include more detailed information on our communication channels at the end of the message.
I also want to share with you all, that the new school is on schedule to open for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. We are planning for the first day of school for students to be shortly after Labor Day. So, if your family has always wanted to take some time away from home in August, next summer is a good time to plan for that!
As the new school progresses, I get increasingly excited about the possibilities it has for the education of our children and I can’t wait to show it to you all in about a year from now.
Enjoy the holiday weekend and thank you for entrusting your child’s formal education to us.
App Info: Available on Android and iTunes:
@rangerroundup (District account)
@NHSRangers (Athletic Department)