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Dear Dennison Families, 

Welcome to the start of another school year.  Summer has gone by quickly, and I know many of you and our staff were able to experience a time of rest and amazing vacations.  We are all ready to begin the year and see you and your children on the 16th.

Change is inevitable, and the first one you are experiencing is the change to how you are finding out which teacher your child is assigned to.  Class assignments are going out to each family for your child only.  The Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that has been in place for a few years.  This dictates that schools are only able to communicate the assignment of a student to a class with that student's parents/guardians only.  I know this is a departure from the past and I apologize for any wonderings and anxiety you and your child may have prior to the 16th and seeing who else is in the their class.  I know there will be great excitement on the playground our first morning.

Staff has two new members this year.  Sherry Odegard was introduced to DCSF and Accountability last May as our new Assistant Principal.  Sherry brings a wealth of experiences which you will read about in her biography in the Eagle Express as she introduces herself to you.  She has a commitment to students' learning and development and the Dennison model.  Many students were able to meet her at the end of last school year.  Kirsten Hennessy is our new clinic paraprofessional.  She comes to us from another Jeffco School and will be able to step right into her new role.  We will all miss both Ms. Ritchey and Ms. Doerksen and wish them both the best in their new ventures.

We will continue with our theme around "Excellence", now as "Excellence - A Journey Worth Taking".  The focus will be on the journey of a well-rounded school experience for students, parents, and staff.  We value all of you as a critical component in the success of our school community.  We continue to welcome you, your involvement and input, and most importantly, your partnership.  You are bringing us your greatest treasure on a daily basis and we take that as a sacred trust.

 Again, welcome back!  I am honored and excited to start my second year at Dennison and look forward to continuing the journey with you and your students.

 Excellence: A Journey Worth Taking

Sincerely,

Pam

Pamela Yoder
Principal

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