Principal's Message

     From our perspective, the 2016-17 school year is off to a great start. We hope our students and their families are settling into the learning routine, too.

     It is our goal for every student’s parent to meet with his/her teacher. If you have not yet signed up for a conference, please contact your child’s teacher (rather than the main office as in years past) to schedule (or to be reminded of the appointment you made during Meet the Teacher Night). Conferences will be scheduled on November 2nd—4th. It is highly preferred that there be one conference for each student, even if parents are living in separate households. If there are special circumstances, please contact Dr. Waters at (216) 529- 4257.

    In Lakewood City Schools, we are committed to offering intervention for students who need additional instruction to meet grade level standards. If your child has an Individual Education Program (IEP), his/her case manager will also be in attendance at the conference. Furthermore, if your child is “not on track” in reading (to use the terminology of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee), the intervention provider will join the meeting and will review the Reading Improvement & Monitoring Plan (or RIMP) in place for your child as well as answer any questions you may have about the intervention. Thank you for attending parent-teacher conferences. We appreciate the opportunity to hear your perspective and goals for your child’s learning!

With warm regards,

Dr. Merritt F. Waters


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