Superintendent Visits Each Kindergarten Class
Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton devoted most of today with the school division's newest students, kindergartners.
"There is no day more special for students and their parents than the first day of school. The first day often sets the tone for the remainder of the school year," said Dr. Cotton.
Dr. Cotton will continue visiting with each kindergarten student over the next two days. The school division utilizes a "staggered start" for all kindergarten classes to help acclimate students to their new schools. One-third of each kindergarten class attends school over the first three days so students receive extra attention as they familiarize themselves with the school building and daily schedule. To ensure Dr. Cotton meets all kindergarten students on their first day of school he will continue visiting each elementary school Tuesday and Wednesday. As part of his visit he has taken each student's photograph. These photographs will be sent to each student's family.
"Our kindergarten students will be members of the class of 2025. This first day isn't just important for the 2012-2013 school year. This is the first day of their educational careers. I am visiting with each student and sending photographs home to each family as a symbol of our partnership with them for this year and the next twelve," said Dr. Cotton.
Over five hundred kindergarten students are expected to begin their educational careers this school year in a Henry County classroom.