I am writing to inform you that as of today, Monday, January 25, 2016 we will be changing from SMS, our current student management system, to a new system called Skyward. The change to the Skyward platform presents many exciting opportunities for us to improve communication, simplify data reporting and increase access to information. The platform will also increase our ability for customization as the needs of our school change over time.
For the past year, we have been preparing for this transition. We hope that the many hours of preparation will minimize or prevent disruptions for students, staff and families. With such a change, there will inevitably be a learning curve and a need to make adjustments as we learn the nuances of the system. Change can be challenging and can sometimes create a sense of uneasiness. Please keep in mind that we all will be sharing a common experience as students, families and staff become comfortable with Skyward. I would ask that you be patient as we go through the process of integrating Skyward into our school. I am confident that with a spirit of cooperation we will have a smooth and successful transition.