Principal’s Corner

August 2019

Dear Parents, guardians, friends and family,

School has begun and we are off and running. I am honored to have been chosen as principal at Sidney Huntington School. I’d like to introduce you to our new assistant principal, Dr. Pat Macy. Dr. Macy comes to us from Hawaii and has spent many years working in Arizona on the Navajo reservation. We are lucky to have his expertise and experience on our team. We are still working with only one counselor, Mr. Brent Lecky, who is working hard to serve our students and the students at GILA. It’s been a huge task to get everyone’s schedules, but we are pleased with our progress. There are a still a few positions to be filled, but we hope to have those positions filled soon.

Keilah Havener will not be returning next year to teach elementary PE. Ms. Canon has agreed to take on that challenge and is working with Ms. Havener to ensure that we have continuity in that program. The elementary will still have PE from 9:00 until 10:30 every day and Katie Galauska will again have the elementary art every day from 12:50 until 2:20. Ms. Havener will be missed.

You can see that extensive work on the exterior of the building is still in progress. We are working with our maintenance department to address the needs of our building. We want our students learning in a safe and comfortable school building.

I would like to compliment the teachers and staff for the time and dedication they have put into getting things ready for the beginning of the school year. Many of our teachers were working over the weekend to prepare their classrooms and our support staff is working diligently to make our building ready for students.   We have an amazing team and I am thankful for their hard work for our students.

We sent a letter home to you with several enclosures. We are asking you to return the student information form and the income survey as quickly as possible. Forms can be annoying to fill out, but we need your help to ensure that we have correct and up-to-date information for our students.   Thank you, in advance, for taking time to complete and return these forms.

Thank you for sending your students to us and entrusting their educations to us. We appreciate the opportunity to work and learn with all our students.

Thank you,

David Casey, Principal

Sidney Huntington School

Letters from the Principal
August 2019 Parent Letter