Dear Cub Family:
Welcome to the 2018– 2019 school year at Clinton Elementary. My past two years at Clinton have been very rewarding. I’m truly elated to see the academic gains our students are making. I appreciate the dedication by all stakeholders. Without everyone working together, we wouldn’t have had successful years. The faculty and staff aim to have Awesome Cubs. I know your student’s elementary journey this year will be unforgettable.
A special welcome is extended to our new students and faculty. We are grateful to have an additional 4K class this year. All of our new staff have a wealth of expertise and will help CES to excel.
Enclosed in each of your child’s beginning of the year packet are a student information emergency card, lunch form, student agenda, and other pertinent information. Please read all materials and return any requested items in a timely fashion. In order to expedite your child’s lunch application, it can be completed online through Lancaster County School District’s website. You will have to have your child’s PowerSchool number and if you receive SNAP benefits, your case number will be needed. If you need assistance with the computer, please come to the school.
Your child’s safety is important to us. If you child is a car rider, you must have a car rider tag displayed in your windshield for pick up. If you do not have a tag displayed, you will be asked to get one from the front office and return to the car rider line to pick up your child.
Given that Clinton would like to continue to make academic gains, I encourage each of you to become actively involved in your child’s education by:
- making sure your child is on time and attends school everyday. Students need to be in school by 7:20 a.m. and will be tardy if they’re not in their seats by 7:30 a.m.
- joining the PTO and attending monthly school activities.
- volunteering in our school. You must be an approved volunteer. (https://appgarden6.app-garden.com/VolTrackSC2901.nsf)
- attending parent-teacher conferences.
- assisting your child with homework daily.
- evaluating your child’s academic progress.
- contacting your child’s teachers with any concerns.
Clinton is committed to excellence by preparing students to be responsible lifelong learners to be successful in a challenging world. Clinton’s vision and purpose correlate with our district’s vision and purpose of always “Putting Our Children First.”
As the old cliché says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I feel strongly that it “Takes a village to educate a child.” With administrators, faculty/staff, students, parents and the community working together as the “Cub Team,” we will have the VERY BEST elementary school in the district, the VERY BEST in the state, and the VERY BEST in the WORLD. Please remember at Camp Clinton this year, Learning is an Adventure!