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Welcome to the 2022 – 2023 school year! I am very excited to embark in this new year as your principal. I am thankful for the opportunity to engage with many of you this summer and commit to upholding Garfield’s mission that all students will learn at grade level or higher.

We are so excited for you to return to a new year full of thinking, learning, and FUN! Your scholar is in excellent hands with our dedicated Garfield staff. We have been planning and preparing this summer to ensure your student will achieve growth towards and beyond proficiency goals through the consistent use of data-informed instruction, professional collaboration so that they master learning standards to further their college and career goals. Below is some back to school information for you to review:

The 2022-2023 school year begins on Monday, August 22, 2022, for all students. Teaching and learning starts promptly at 8:20 AM and ends at 3:20 PM. Students are encouraged to arrive at 8:00 AM to have plenty of time to eat breakfast and engage with their classmates.

School Goals:
  1. Attendance: Our school-wide attendance goal is to have a rate of 90% or higher. We need your support by ensuring students attend school each day, all day!
  2. 2. Student Achievement: We want to decrease the number of students who are two or more years behind in ELA and Math by 50% on iReady assessments. You can help at home by encouraging your child to read for 30 minutes each night and practice math facts (+, -, x, /).
Save the Date:

Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 4:30 PM– 6:00 PM, we will host a Back to School Night to provide families an opportunity to come to visit the school, meet teachers, share information and ask questions.

At Garfield, we value collaboration between our school and families. Thank you for your support and cooperation in helping to make our school the best it can be. I look forward to a fantastic school year!

Warm Regards, Dr. Lauren Amicone Principal | Garfield Elementary

All Title I Schoolwide Program Plans can be accessed online.

Parents are able to access school plans by visiting the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website and following the below provided instructions.

Click on the link above. Follow the below instructions:

Parent Instructions for Accessing Policies & Plans on the DESE website

Students of Garfield at Pep Rally