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district to host parent information night for kindergarten parents for the 2018-2019 school year

The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District is hosting Parent Information Night for all six elementary buildings on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Kimpton Middle School auditorium located at 380 N. River Rd. in Munroe Falls. Parents/guardians of new kindergarten students (children must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018), are invited to this event. During the course of the evening, parents will have the opportunity to hear how to register their child for school and learn more about our kindergarten program including ways to help prepare your child for school.  In addition, staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

Parents of students who are not eligible to enroll (due to their age) may attend this event, however, they will need to obtain and submit an Early Entrance to Kindergarten Packet located on the Enrollment page noted below under the Early Entrance to Kindergarten 2018 section. Early entrance testing will occur in early May/June. Students not eligible for kindergarten (due to their age) will not register for kindergarten unless testing is complete and results indicate the student is qualified for kindergarten.

For families unable to attend Parent Registration Night, registration details will be available on the district website beginning March 23, 2018. We look forward to meeting parents of the class of 2031!

 

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A Message from the Superintendent 

At the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District, our hearts are going out to the families affected by the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

When something like this happens, we reflect on our safety procedures. We want our families to know that the safety of our students and staff is at the forefront of everything we do. 

The SMFCSD Security Committee meets quarterly and includes two board members, district administration and the police and fire chiefs from Stow and Munroe Falls. Through this committee, we are able to regularly review and update our safety plans, and discuss potential issues and their solutions. The safety plans for the district and school buildings are in full compliance with the Attorney General and state of Ohio.

We have increased the number of security cameras district-wide. The district, and each school building, has a Threat Assessment Team in place to immediately respond to and address any potential threats. Every building also practices regular lockdown drills, and every employee has the ability to lockdown a building if needed. Additionally, we had an active shooter simulation drill at the high school last year involving teachers, staff, students and first responders. We plan on having another one in October to prepare for what we hope never happens.

At SMFCSD, we are fortunate to have two full-time resource officers, one housed at Kimpton Middle School and one at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Additionally, through a grant, we have several other officers who also provide assistance, support and safety for our district. We are also grateful for the close relationship we have with our first responders, who continually provide their guidance and support. 

In addition to safety practices, one of the main goals of our district is to build a culture of inclusion, collaboration, open-mindedness, respect and inspiration, so every student feels safe and loved. Our counselors are always available to help students who may be struggling. And our teachers and staff work hard to talk to and build positive relationships with our students so they have a trusted adult to go to in a time of need.

As you talk to your child about the events in Florida, please remind them how important it is to say something if they see or hear something that doesn’t seem right. If they have information about a potential threat, they should talk to a trusted adult. We also always welcome input from our parents and community members if they see something or have a suggestion on how we can continue to improve the safety of our students. 

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families affected by the tragedy in Florida. Thank you for your continued support of the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools.

Sincerely,

Tom Bratten

Superintendent