Superintendent Update – September 10, 2021

on September 10, 2021

Superintendent letterheadDear Monroe-Woodbury families,

Thanks to our students, staff and families, Monroe-Woodbury has had an exciting and successful start to the school year. We look forward to all that is to come in the days ahead.

I am writing with a few updates and reminders.

  • Open Houses & Parent-Teacher Conferences – Many families have shared their preference for the virtual format used last year. This format allows greater accessibility for parents/guardians who may not be able to attend an in-person event. As a result, all district open houses and parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually for the 2021-2022 school year. Families will receive more detailed information from your child’s principal.
  • Transportation – As you may be aware, school districts throughout the country are combatting a shortage of bus drivers, an issue that is also impacting us here at home. Several families have reached out to make district leaders aware of specific transportation related issues. We share your concerns and are working to immediately implement short-term solutions to ensure our students are transported safely and consistently. The district is also working on long-term strategies to increase our transportation team.
  • COVID-19 Tracker/Reporting – The school district will once again be tracking positive COVID-19 cases for the 2021-2022 school year via the NYS COVID School Report Card. Data may not be immediately available via the online report card due2021-22 logo to site updates. Families will receive M-W information via email on a weekly basis, beginning the week of September 13.
  • 2021-2022 School Year Theme “Together is a great way to grow.” Our focus remains on taking care of our school community. We are committed to working together to create a nurturing, supportive environment that encourages students to experience new things and grow to be the best version of themselves.  #growtogether #plantaseed

As the country commemorates the 20th anniversary of September 11, our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives on that tragic day. We will never forget.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools