A letter from Principal Cross.
Peary Elementary teachers share a video to celebrate the current 6th graders move to middle school.
We recently received notice that SchoolWay will be retired as of July 1, 2019, so our schools will no longer be able to use it. Because of this, we are transitioning to SchoolMessenger.
Peary Elementary school is on the move. Tucked away inside a neighborhood on the city’s east side, the school has seen a dramatic increase in academics, attendance, and behavior. The staff and leadership of the school believe the main reason is the family atmosphere they strive to maintain in the building. “We’re the polar bear family,” explains Principal Tessa Cross. “We’re a family, it’s not ‘you’re the students, I’m the principal,’ we’re a family, I’m your momma bear and that’s seriously what we talk about. I’m momma bear.”
Reading and math scores are both up by double digits from the prior year and suspensions are down at Peary Elementary School.
During a special Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 30, Chief Operations Officer Jorge Robles shared an update on the district’s COVID-19 health data.
Dr. Gist announces students will return to distance learning effective Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Letter from Dr. Gist to families about safety durning the holidays.
November 20, 2020 Parent Update