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COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL

Effective dialogue between the home and school is essential. Communications protocols have been developed to promote direct, open and respectful interactions so that problems and concerns can be worked out quickly and effectively between the parties involved.

The protocol for each of the elementary schools is:
Step 1 ­ Classroom Teacher; if not resolved...
Step 2 ­ Building Assistant Principal or Principal; if not resolved...
Step 3 ­ Dr. Jennifer Olsen, Assistant to the Superintendent for Elementary Education; if not resolved...
Step 4 ­ Dr. Joan Ripley, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning
Step 5 ­ Paul Defendini, Superintendent of Schools

The protocol for the middle school is:
Step 1 ­ Classroom Teacher; if not resolved...
Step 2 ­ Department Director; if not resolved...
Step 3 ­ Building Assistant Principal or Principal; if not resolved...
Step 4 ­ Dr. Jennifer Olsen, Assistant to the Superintendent for Elementary Education; if not resolved...
Step 5 ­ Dr. Joan Ripley, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning
Step 6 ­ Paul Defendini, Superintendent of Schools

The protocol for the high school is:
Step 1 ­ Classroom Teacher; if not resolved...
Step 2 ­ Department Director; if not resolved...
Step 3 ­ Building Assistant Principal or Principal; if not resolved...
Step 4 ­ Dr. Joan Ripley, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning
Step 5 ­ Paul Defendini, Superintendent of Schools

The protocol for Special Education concerns is:
Step 1 ­ Classroom Teacher; if not resolved...
Step 2 ­ Special Education Chairperson or Director of Special Education; if not resolved...
Step 3 ­ Dr. Joan Ripley, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning
Step 4 ­ Paul Defendini, Superintendent of Schools

The protocol for Athletic concerns is:
Step 1 ­ Coach; if not resolved...
Step 2 ­ Jeanne Berkoski, Director of Physical Education; if not resolved...
Step 3 ­ Glen A. Zakian, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Admin.
Step 4 ­ Paul Defendini, Superintendent of Schools

To contact a staff member directly, you can call the main office for the particular school.

By The Numbers

5,523

Students Enrolled

1,775

Honor Roll Students

1,200

Student Athletes

4,278

Student Artists

19

AP Courses Available

1475

Students in After-School Activities