Dr. Folks

Dear Parents, Staff and Community Partners:

As we navigate through a light winter thus far, I want to remind you that we have some very important dates during the month of March.  First, from Feb. 28 - March 10, we will administer Part 1 of ISTEP testing for grades 3-10.  It is important for you to understand that ISTEP is not the only assessment we use to track student academic achievement.  EACS utilizes multiple assessments to gather data to drive instruction. As we look at our internal data for each student, we identify trends and then focus our interventions and/or additional curriculum supports on those identified student needs. The growth of each student is our focus. Data helps us to accomplish this goal of supporting students and preparing them for college and career success.

As we spring forward for Daylight Savings Time on March 12, we also are leaping right into our Spring sport competitions.  It will be great to watch our students compete in Track & Field, Golf, Baseball, Softball, Tennis and Scholastic Writing and Art competitions.

By the end of March our schools will be on Spring Break and many students and their families will be planning some time away before returning in April for the last seven weeks of school.  As we approach Spring Break, I respectfully request that parents honor our vacation dates and not take their students out of school for extra time to extend the break.  Honoring instructional time is extremely important since instructional time in the classroom with the teacher is a critical component of improving student academic achievement.

The Board and I understand that quality time with family is very important.  We also understand that some families like to get a head start and leave early prior to the start of a school holiday.  That is why the Board of Trustees approved an extra day prior to Spring Break in the school calendar for this purpose.  Please help us in our desire to put education first by setting the example for your children that they need to meet their obligation of being in school when school is in session, and that time off is much more rewarding and enjoyable when you know that you have met the expectations that were asked of you.

Finally, please remember these No Student attendance dates:

  • March 31- April 7 – Spring Break
  • April 14 – Good Friday

As we continue to inspire in all students a passion for learning, I want to thank you for your hard work, dedication and support as we prepare our students to become responsible contributors to the local and global society.  I appreciate your commitment and I am honored to be on the EACS team!  Dream It. Do It.

Dream It! Do It!

Dr. Kenneth H. Folks, Superintendent of Schools


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