Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year! As the new Principal of Skyland Elementary, I am incredibly excited to welcome you back to school. It is an honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with a phenomenal faculty and staff to serve our students. Our goal is to ensure a seamless transition back to in-person learning.
This summer, we have been planning for a safe opening of school and implementing best practices. Fostering a safe and nurturing environment at Skyland is a top priority. Wearing masks are optional for our students this year, but we will continue cleaning and washing hands regularly to reduce the spread of germs. A stronger emphasis will also be placed on social-emotional learning this year school-wide and in our K-5 classrooms.
At Skyland, our mission is to inspire and equip students with the ability to become lifelong learners and productive community members through a challenging and supportive environment that promotes academic excellence, confidence, and creativity. Our teachers are working hard to create rigorous and engaging learning experiences for all students to support a culture of high expectations. Our school-wide expectations for students is to stay safe, own their actions, always be a leader, and respect self and others (S.O.A.R.). Students will have ample opportunities to practice and model S.O.A.R. behavior.
Family partnerships will be vital this year. We want you to be involved and engaged in your child(rens) learning experience. Our school can and will SOAR to greater heights with your continued support. Consider taking an active role in PTA. There are leadership opportunities available.
I appreciate your commitment to ensuring Skyland Elementary continues to be a school of excellence. It is a pleasure to serve our students, teachers, parents/guardians, and community. I look forward to working with each of you this year!
Selena Speight, Principal
Skyland Elementary School