August 26, 2021
Dear Franklin Lakes Family,
We’re excited to welcome our children back for the 2021 - 2022 school year. It is our sincere hope that this summer was filled with lasting fun- filled memories shared with family and friends. Over the summer, the Board of Education, our administrative team, Central Office staff, maintenance staff and administrative assistants have been working to prepare a safe and inclusive learning environment in which All Are Welcome.
Some of the highlights we’d like to share are:
- Summer Academy for Intensive Learning (SAIL)
- Fall tutoring program
- CSI/I&RS Instructional Coaches
- Additional instructional time dedicated to Mathematics in grades 1 - 5
- Return of District strings teacher
- Addition of a Technology/Library Media Specialist in Elementary School
- Dedicated Library Media Specialist at FAMS
- Revised elementary start and end time which supports an optimal day for students and adherence to a safe arrival and dismissal process
In addition to the enhancements above, we will continue to use a layered approach of preventive measures to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment. To this end, we’ve created the attached table to highlight differences for the 21 - 22 school year. We look forward to laying the groundwork for a successful year and welcoming everyone back. What is within us is stronger than what is in our way.
Please join me for a welcome back Superintendent Open Forum on Tuesday, August 31st at 2:30 p.m. In order to maximize our time together please use this Thought Exchange to help share your thoughts.
On behalf of the Franklin Lakes Public Schools, I wish you all the best for the remainder of the summer and look forward to seeing you soon.
Superintendent of Schools
2021-2022 District Goals
The District is committed to support social and emotional learning by:
- Providing conditions of learning that will foster social and emotional well-being of students, families and educators
- Providing supportive services that promote health/wellness
- Engaging students in development of the Social Emotional Learning competencies
The District is committed to the establishment of data focused Professional Learning Communities to build professional capacity and deepen expertise. The purpose of which is to engage in collaborative tasks and reflective dialogue that improves teaching and learning.
The District is committed to providing differentiated training to teachers/other certified staff with training and support to improve the Intervention & Referral Services/Tiered Systems of Support to ensure students gain access to a coordinated and responsive academic, behavioral, and health supports, as needed to accelerate and cope with other concerns.
2020-2021 District Goals
Engage the community in more robust forms of communication inclusive of website enhancments, social media platforms and district and school-based communicatoins focused on transparency and relationship building.
Support staff and students in the continued implementation of 5-8 curriculum (enVision Mathematics) and initial implementation of the K-4 curriculum (enVision Mathematics).