January 8, 2020
Dear IM Families,
Happy New Year to you and your family!
We were happy to welcome the children back this week as we all resume our routines and learning in the classrooms.
As we begin the new year, we thought we would share some important information with you.
After 29 years of working in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District and 36 years working as an educator, our Assistant Principal, Mr. Andy Galotti, announced he will be retiring this June from his position at IM. While we are all happy for Andy as he plans his new journey, we, at IM, are sad to see him leave. Andy has helped lead Increase Miller for 11 years and in his role, he has nurtured, supported, and influenced our students, families, and staff. He has helped create a Kind, Responsible, and Safe culture that we all cherish, and he has helped lead many initiatives and committees as an instructional leader both at IM and across the District. His service and commitment to education is noteworthy, and there is no doubt in my mind that his presence will be missed. While we are not saying farewell just yet, we hope you will join us in thanking Andy for all his contributions to our wonderful community at IM.
Response to Intervention (RtI)
As per our Response to Intervention District Plan mandated by New York State, benchmarks, or screenings, are currently being administered for students in grades K-5. The assessments are administered as a whole group and individually, depending on the grade and subject area. This is an opportunity to analyze and celebrate student growth. If your child qualifies for services, exits services, or increases services based on the criteria outlined across the district, you will receive a parent communication by the end of January. Additionally, if your child has been receiving services, he/she will receive a progress report summarizing your child’s progress and future goals.
Classroom Teachers and Special Area Teachers are finalizing interim reports which will be available tomorrow, Friday, via the parent portal. You will receive a Connect Ed message when the reports are available for viewing.
Please Mark Your Calendar
Monday, January 20 Schools Closed/ Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 22 PTO Meeting/ Principal’s Coffee @ 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 5 Kindergarten Parent Orientation @ 7 p.m.
Monday, February 17 Schools Closed/ President’s Day
Tuesday, February 18 Schools Closed/Superintendent’s Conference Day
Due to the snow days on December 2 and December 17, the Weather Reserve Days scheduled for April 3 and April 13 will now be regular school days.
We look forward to seeing all of you in the near future. In the meantime, stay warm!