Welcome back to school for the 2019-2020 school year! The coming year promises to be one filled with excitement as we open our renovated athletic facilities, begin the planning process for our new school buildings, and continue the work of enhancing our academic programs to ensure high quality learning opportunities for every Batavia student.
In spite of all the rain we had in the early summer, the main stadium field and concession stand are tentatively scheduled to be finished by August 23rd, the visitors concession stand and press box by the end of September, and the remainder of the fields by the end of November. We are on schedule to hold our stadium field dedication ceremony during our home football opener against Williamsburg on August 30th.
For the school building portion of the project, we received final official approval from the State planning agency in July along with State fiscal approval just last week, which means we are now at the stage where we are beginning the process of selecting an architect to design the buildings. We expect to have an architect selected by the end of October, and once this happens there will be community input opportunities as the design process unfolds.
As we head into the new school year, a new tool we now have available is a mobile app for our school safety hotline. Click here to view a flyer that has instructions on how to download the app for your mobile device. This flyer also contains information on the other ways in which the school safety hotline can be accessed in the event that safety information needs to be shared with a school. Also, the District is required to provide annual notice on a number of policies, including Positive Behavior Supports, Student Records, Harrassment/Bullying, Title I Programs, and Student Discipline. Please click here to view the complete list of annual notices electronically. If you would like to request paper copies, please send an email to email@example.com, and in the subject line please put 'annual notice paper copy request'.
For those families whose students ride the bus to school, the first few days of school always bring transportation delays, especially on the way home from school. Generally the busses start to run mostly on time after the first week of school, but until then please be patient and know that we work to eliminate delays as quickly as possible into the new school year.
Finally, for parents who may have extra time now that school is back in session, an excellent way to earn additional income while also helping the school district is to become a substitute bus driver. Paid training is offered and it is a schedule that works perfectly for families with school aged children. For more information, please contact Shawn Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am very excited for the coming school year, and can't wait to see everyone back to school on Wednesday, August 14th!
All the best,