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Update from Clarence CSD September 3, 2021

Dear Clarence School Family,

I hope this finds you well and that you are getting ready to enjoy time at the Clarence 2021 Labor Day Fair over the long weekend. As we prepare to welcome students back to school on Wednesday, September 8, I wanted to pass along a couple final updates.

First Day Favor

As you know, the first day of school is a big deal! With this in mind, we wanted to ask you for a favor. After you take a first day of school photo with your child or children, we were hoping you might share a copy with us by emailing it to studentpics@clarenceschools.org. We are beyond excited for the start of school, and we would love to have updated photographs of our students for our website and for a 2021-2022 picture collage. If you would like to weave a bit of school spirit into your photograph, I might suggest having your son or daughter hold one of the attached signs.

Note: Our principals are so excited for September 8 that they couldn’t resist taking first day photos this past week! Click here to see the team preparing for the start of school.  

Daily Health Check

Beginning on Wednesday, all families will need to complete daily health questionnaires using the Frontline app before coming to school. For individuals who did this last year in Clarence, it will be the same familiar process. However, for folks who are new to the District, they will need to register and download the app before the start of school. The step by step directions can be found by clicking here, and any technical questions can be emailed to app@clarenceschools.org. Text reminders will be sent out at 7:15 a.m. each morning, and we thank everyone in advance for helping to keep our school community safe with this quick health intervention. 

What Matters Most

A couple weeks ago, I drove by a road sign that said, “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here.” As we prepare to reopen next week, we know that you are entrusting us with the safety of your son or daughter when you put them on the bus or drop them off at school. Please know that we are focused on their well-being, and that we are committed to wrapping them in the same levels of connection and care we would give to our own children.

Our school is a better place because of your child, and we can’t wait to see them in a few days!

Matt Frahm, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools