Dear Parents and Students:
For the first time, welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Sebastian Elementary. I am ready to work to make this school year the best year for each student that comes through the front door at Sebastian. I look forward to another exciting year for our students. My mission as principal is to provide the best school experience possible by supporting, nurturing, and sustaining the learning environment, so that every student is successful.
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are excited to welcome Viola Rose to our third grade team and Lisa McKnight to our fifth grade team. We also are pleased to announce the addition of Linda Oaks as an instructional assistant at our school. We have one new addition to the office staff. Tonya Barnett will serve as one of our school secretaries.
Our school is committed to making a positive impact on every child who walks through our doors each year, doing whatever it takes to provide highly effective instruction every day that meets the needs of ever child. It is highly encouraged that every parent be an active member of our instructional team that ensures all students succeed in their educational journey. We do ask that students read 20 minutes each night to help support this journey. This is a school wide expectation.
If you haven’t already, I’d like to invite you to follow us on social media through our Sebastian Elementary page on Facebook. Please ask your child’s teacher about how they use the Remind app for classroom communication. Finally, listen for my weekly call on Sunday evenings to stay updated on upcoming events and reminders at our school.
The information contained in this handbook will help clarify our expectations for your child. Please take some time to review this handbook with your student so you both clearly understand the expectations of our school.
To end, I want to let you know how excited that I am for our staff and students at Sebastian Elementary. We will work hard to give each student the best education possible. We will dedicate ourselves to ensuring that every student’s needs are met on a daily basis. If there is anything that you need please do not hesitate to let me know. My door is always open to you. I look forward to a great year here at Sebastian!!!
Jeremy R. Hall