Parent involvement key to successful school system

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A Welcome Message from Superintendent Jesse Bacon

 It is my honor to welcome our students and their families to the 2018-2019 school year.

The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 8.

As this date approaches, staff members of Bullitt County Schools have been busy making preparations.

School offices are now open, and principals and office staff are ready to assist you with anything your family might need to start to the new school year.

This summer, teachers have spent numerous hours in professional development opportunities learning about effective instructional strategies.

Our maintenance team has completed a host of projects at each of our schools including significant lighting upgrades at many of our schools.

Progress continues on the renovations at Bullitt Lick Middle School and Old Mill Elementary School.

As we come to the end of the summer, I want to thank all of the local churches that offered Vacation Bible School to our students.

As a district, we are committed to partnering with the YMCA and other organizations to provide as many summer learning programs as possible to our students. We believe that summer learning, especially during the elementary years, is essential to helping students to become college, career, and life ready. 

Though Bullitt County Schools has no direct involvement in the many Vacation Bible Schools in our community, the experiences (social, emotional, and academic) students are afforded during the summer months, are invaluable.

As a community, we need to offer students as many learning opportunities throughout the summer as possible. Students will always remember the friendships, experiences and life lessons from Vacation Bible School, as I have from the many Vacation Bible Schools that I attended growing up in rural northeastern Kentucky.

We continue to work closely with local law enforcement and first responders to keep our schools safe.

We are thankful for the many law enforcement agencies that have been to our schools, conducted walkthrough safety checks with our principals, and spent time going over our emergency plans with us.

We are well prepared and excited for a prosperous new year.

The most meaningful factor to help students be successful is the concern, participation, and involvement of their parents. To help your children meet their goals, we need your involvement, whether it be through attending parent-teacher conferences, volunteering in your child’s school, or most importantly, reinforcing the importance of on-time school attendance, appropriate behavior and class participation, and completion of schoolwork.

Thank you for all that you do to support our schools.

With the start of school comes increased traffic concerns. We appreciate your patience and caution to keep buses, employees, fellow parents, and student drivers safe.

On behalf of all of the staff at Bullitt County Schools, best wishes for a successful school year to you and your family.