Hello FCS Parents/Guardians,
We hope students and families are enjoying the beginnings of an excellent summer. This year, there have been many incredible programs that enhanced all students’ education and focused on improved student outcomes. In partnership with Community Education, we were able to implement many one-of-a-kind events and programs to engage and educate students.
On June 16, 2018, with the assistance of strong community partners, we held a Community Extravaganza event at Northwestern. At the event, we had breakout sessions for parents as well as giveaways and activities for students and families. We heard from many families who are returning to the District due to the positive momentum and renewed focus on improving student outcomes. We hope all community members were able to enjoy the event and learn more about what Flint Community Schools has to offer.
As we move into the summer months, the District is making progress toward the reopening of Scott School. The addition of Scott School will allow our students to focus on their continued growth and development while offering families a variety of middle school options to suit their needs.
We are also tremendously grateful to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which has approved a $1.9 million grant to support renovations at Southwestern, which will serve as the main high school for the District beginning in the fall. The project, which is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year, will feature physical improvements to the building and surrounding campus, as well as the addition of a new security system. These great improvements will help our students keep their main focus on academics and will continue to foster growth.
For those on break, summer offers ample opportunity for relaxation, but we want to ensure that students do not lose any knowledge or skilled attained during the school year. Throughout the summer, Community Education will have many events to help prevent summer learning loss that we recommend students get involved in, and the Flint Public Library will have many opportunities for engagement available as well. Please make sure to tune in to our Facebook page for information on summer programming.
We hope to see many students and families at events and programs throughout the summer, and we look forward to the progress we will continue to make for the students of Flint.
Gregory WeatherspoonInterim Superintendent