Great start for Thomasville school year
By Garth Moss, school superintendent
The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start in
Thomasville City. I am grateful for all of the hard work that has went in to
making the first week of school a tremendous success.
We welcomed back over 1,140 students on Wednesday to
Thomasville City Schools. All of our team members have pitched in to get things
done and trouble shoot last minute issues that have popped up. Our
administrators and teachers have done an excellent job communicating with our
students the expectations we have for them moving forward.
I wanted to take a few minutes to brag on our custodial
staff, who did a super job over the summer getting our buildings ready for the
opening of school. They have waxed floors, cleaned carpet, and prepared our
classrooms for our teachers and students. I am very thankful for the job our
custodial staff does for our students and system.
Our maintenance department also completed numerous projects
over the summer including replacing the old lights at Thomasville Elementary
School with new LED lights, installing a new AC system in the Thomasville High
School kitchen area, and repairing numerous other items over the summer.
We continue to ask our parents to encourage their children
to take part in our free breakfast program for all of our students. We want to
continue to be able to offer this vital program to all of our students, but
participation is the key to sustaining this program. Our CNP (Child Nutrition
Program) staff continues to do an outstanding job preparing breakfast and lunch
for our students every day.
Mr. Terry Stifflemire, who heads our transportation department,
and our bus drivers do a super job making sure that our bus riders get to
school and back home safe every day. I know Terry has fielded numerous calls
this week to make sure our kids are getting on the correct bus and that our new
students get added to the correct bus route.
Finally, I want to reemphasize to our parents how important it is to make sure that you child is at school on time, every day. We need each of you to do your part to increase student attendance and to decrease students being late for school. One of our main points of emphasis this year is that “Attendance Matters.”