Raise the Bar

Welcome back to the start of another exciting school year!  We are busy completing summer work at our five schools with new security upgrades, technology updates, and several capital projects at each site.  In addition, we have added 40 new talented staff members to our solid returning education team.  The FLRSD projected enrollment for next week is 2.851 children, which is up 41 students from last year.  Please be sure to take time during the last "summer weekend" to relax with family and friends.

The 2019-20 school calendar remains on our website for planning purposes.  I will continue to use the One-Call Communication System to provide families with necessary school updates and district information.  Our recently updated 2019-20 bus routes are also posted on our website.  The first school day for students is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The Department of Homeland Security provided some helpful safety tips for the use of technology as our students return to school, please see the attached link for valuable information:  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/08/20/cyber-safety-students

Our first school committee meeting for the new academic year will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in the ARHS Library at 6:30 p.m.  Please enjoy the remaining summer days.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 508-923-2000 extension 1703 or email me at rmedeiros@freelake.org.

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but is setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark" - Artist - Michelangelo

Nurses’ Nook 

First of all we want to welcome back all the children who will be returning to school next week!  Parents/Guardians you will have lots of forms to fill out at the beginning of the year so we know you will be busy but please DO get your children's medication orders in early.  Nurses in our district cannot administer ANY medication to your child without a health care providers order AND written parental permission.

A fourth case of EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) has been reported in MA, this one is southern Bristol County, and a woman in Fairhaven that contracted the illness earlier in the year has succumbed to the disease.  The MA DPH feels the threat level is high and the communities of Freetown and Lakeville and the school district have been conducting mosquito spraying to help minimize the threat.

In addition, there are some things you personally can do.  Here is information about EEE from the Centers for Disease Control

As always if you have any questions contact the  nurse in your child's school.