Principal's Welcome

Dear Greenland Families,

It is hard to believe I am starting my third year at Greenland Central School! I have been working hard, alongside the staff at GCS, in order to establish a culture and climate that is inclusive, kind, and builds on social emotional well-being along with promoting our academic rigor. It has been a pleasure to see our students rise to the many challenges they face throughout the year and think about the best ways to handle all situations. I feel fortunate every day to be able to work with your children.

As you know, the school has been undergoing construction this summer to address needs identified by the energy audit we conducted this past year. Some of the improvements that have been made are: asbestos abatement and removal of our old steam boiler, running of pipes in order to have a main boiler plant instead of separate systems within the school, and the installation of energy efficient LED lighting. Windows in the 1965 section will soon be replaced, as well. In addition to this work, we have continued enhancing our security through a variety of measures including adding additional cameras to the interior and exterior of the building. We will also be adhering to our new school board policy that requires all volunteers to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background check.

It has been hard to keep our staff away from the building as they are always looking to better their practice by doing professional development over the summer. The construction project has not prevented them from doing their work. Staff have been meeting off campus to prepare for the year ahead. Many staff have read books, revised lessons/activities and trajectories, planned interdisciplinary units, attended workshops, watched webinars, and much more.

As summer comes to an end and we get ready for the upcoming year, know that our staff is excited to have the halls bustling with activity again. We hope that you have enjoyed the summer months with friends and family and are ready to start an amazing school year!


Tamara Hallee


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