July 28, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Dr. Alan Genovese and I was honored to be selected by the School Board to serve as interim superintendent for the coming school year. Prior to coming to Winchester I was blessed with many opportunities to work with students, staff and parents, as a teacher, principal and superintendent.
All of my experiences included regional school districts with multiple towns and considerable commutes to and from work. Winchester is my dream job. It is about 10 minutes from my house (Warwick, MA) and consists of one small, vibrant town with a school and SAU office on a single campus.
The School Board has been very helpful in my acclimation to the district and the people I have reached out to have been extremely supportive. I have developed an Entry Plan that will guide me as I learn more about the school community and the town. As part of this process I hope to interview and speak with a number of individuals, organizations, such as the PTA, and town officials. I look forward to serving your needs in the coming months and will have more information about this transition in subsequent letters. Here are a couple of items I wish to bring to your attention:
Parent Open House: You are encouraged to attend the Parent Open House on August 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a great way to reconnect with the school after a long summer break and it may relieve some anxiety before the start of school.
First Day of School: The first day of school is August 29. Bus routes will be in The Shopper News in mid-August and available at Open House and on-line. The school calendar is also online.
A New Look! This summer the school building bricks have been re-pointed and in various areas the bricks have been washed. The building is an investment worth protecting and it looks terrific. The custodians and maintenance worker have done an amazing job cleaning, scrubbing and waxing floors to a shiny new look! You will be impressed when you visit.
Additionally, on August 4th the parking area will be sealed and the Highway Department, under the leadership of Dale Gray, will reline the area implementing a safety plan developed by Fire Chief Barry Kellom. This will create more distance from the school between drop off and pick-up lanes and more space for emergency vehicles.
Again, another thing I love about small towns is the spirit of people working together to get results and make good things happen. I look forward to meeting you all.
Dr. Genovese (Dr. G)