Dear Folwell Families:
Welcome! As the new Principal, I am excited and eager to meet you. When families and educators are communicating and working together in a partnership for our students, they will achieve success at high levels. The staff at Folwell are dedicated to student success! They are committed to providing differentiated instruction to meet each individual’s needs. With a talented and dedicated staff, engaged and motivated students, as well as caring involved parents, we’ll SOAR to new heights this year!
One of our highest priorities is to maintain a safe school with a positive climate and culture. The outside doors will all remain locked during school hours. When you visit the building, we ask that you enter through door number one, utilizing the buzzer system. An office staff member will greet you and may need to take a minute to verify that you may enter. Upon entering the building, please sign in and wear a visitor’s pass, available in the main office. We will also be working throughout the year to make some changes to our parent drop-off and pick-up routines before and after school. Please watch for specific information regarding parking permits and recommended traffic flow patterns. We hope you agree that any inconvenience is worth the added peace of mind that these measures provide in order to keep everyone safe.
By implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), we establish and maintain a positive culture and climate for learning. The PBIS framework includes school-wide procedures and processes, intended for all students and all staff, in all settings. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. We have adopted a unified set of expectations that define behavior in our school:
At Folwell, we SOAR:
Act Safely, Own our Behavior, Are Always Learning, Act Respectfully
In order to keep up with school communications regarding events, good news and daily happenings, we invite you to follow us on Twitter (@FolwellFalcons) and check out our BLOG (www.folwell.info). Please also make sure your Skyward profile is up to date with accurate emails, cell phones and emergency contacts.
If you have any concerns throughout the school year, please feel free to call, email, or stop by. We want all children to achieve at the highest levels and we want all families to feel valued and connected as our partners. By working together, we can accomplish great things and SOAR to new heights for our students!
Wendy J. Moritz