Principal's Message

 

August 22, 2022

 

Dear Quailwood Cougars;

 

We are excited to begin yet another amazing year of learning.  This starts with our commitment and dedication to our Quailwood Passion Statement, which is rooted in the belief that all kids can and will learn.  We use data driven instruction and assessments to ensure we are meeting our kids where they are at. We feel strongly that good attendance matters. If kids are not at school, they are not learning.  We take great pride in partnering with our families to provide support, not just school wide, but district wide, and we firmly believe it is a team effort in preparing our kids for their futures.  They are, after all, the future of this great country.   We firmly believe and understand that learning will not and cannot happen if a child does not feel safe or loved.  

 

Because reading is the core skill needed to succeed in all other areas of learning, Quailwood teachers and staff remain steadfast in our commitment to help all students improve their reading skills with our Walk to Learn model.  Students will have intentional, small group instruction 5 days a week for 55 minutes per day.  Students who struggle will have an additional 30 minutes of targeted, skill-based instruction with regular progress monitoring.  Again, attendance is so important to ensure they are receiving this amazing reading instruction.

 

We are adding Math Blocks this year, which will incorporate 2 additional layers of support to our adopted math curriculum.  One program is designed to build Conceptual Understanding and provides daily opportunities to discuss, collaborate, and use hands-on manipulatives in math.  We will also be using a computer adapted math program which provides a diagnostic assessment to create interactive, engaging lessons for students to help fill in any holes they may have in math.  

 

Our staff firmly believes the most important resource we have is in our Parents/Families.  Working together, our kids will achieve great things.  Communication is crucial, so please be sure you access Parent Square as soon as possible.  This feature makes it easy to communicate with your teacher, Mrs. Olinger and/or Mr. Musick, and the District Office.  All important updates and reminders are sent out through Parent Square, and we want to be sure you can access this so you won’t miss anything, as this is our main form of communication.  You have the option to receive emails, text messages, or use the Parent Square APP.   

Please don’t hesitate to call the office if you need help accessing Parent Square.  

Also, remember to regularly log into Aeries, (our Student Information System), to see your child’s grades and attendance.  All progress reports will be accessed on Aeries, so again, call the office if you need help logging on.

 

We look forward to a wonderful year ahead.   Go Cougars!

 

Mrs. Olinger

Quailwood Principal

We Can’t Hide Our Cougar Pride!