Principal - Letter to Community
Dear Barker Learning Community:
Hello Barker families! As we close in on the end of the 2022-2023 school year, we would like to make you aware of a few updates.
First, if you know any families who will have a Prekindergarten aged child in September 2023, please direct them to our website for PreK registration information. Children must be four years old by December 1, 2023. The program is also open to non-residents. The Prekindergarten program will have both a full-day and half-day session. If we have enough students to warrant two full-day sections, the District will attempt to run both. The full-day program will run from 7:50 am to 2:28 pm. The half-day program will run from 7:50 to 10:30 am. Parents will note their preference on the registration materials. Placement is not guaranteed. Placement spots in the program are available to resident students before non-resident students. Busing is available to all District resident students.
We are also working on filling several vacant instructional positions across the District. This includes an English teacher, counselor, and business teacher at the Jr.-Sr. High School, as well as a PreK-12 Librarian. We hope to have all of these positions filled by the conclusion of the school year in June. These positions are open due to the retirement of several of our faculty members. Please extend a “thank you” and “congratulations” to the following faculty members who have spent their career working with Barker CSD students: Mr. Ross, Mrs. Horton, Mrs. Benoit, Mr. Luckman, Mrs. Morrow, and Ms. Heiligenthaler.
Please mark Tuesday, September 5th as our “Welcome Back Night.” We did this for the first-time last September. It will give our students and families the opportunity to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, bring in materials, and be ready for the first day of school. School will begin on Wednesday, September 6th for all students, PreK-12. More details will be announced in the coming months.
Also, starting July 1st, I will become the School Business Administrator. It has been an honor to serve as the Jr.-Sr. High School and PreK-12 Principal over the past six years. I really enjoy being a part of the Barker Learning Community, and I am excited to continue my time here in this new position. We hope to have the new Principal on board by the conclusion of this school year.
Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you at one of our many end of year events.