Lewisboro Elementary School Closure Transition Begins

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Several steps are underway as part of the transition for the closure of Lewisboro Elementary School, which will be effective for the 2014-15 school year.

Lewisboro Elementary School is slated to close.
Lewisboro Elementary School is slated to close. Photo Credit: Katonah-Lewisboro School District

In an email, Katonah-Lewisboro school district administrators outlined what has been done and what will happen soon. Steps so far include a consultant, Jane Sandbank, meeting with a steering committee, subcommittees, teachers, administrators and staff; elementary teachers across the district being involved in packing materials and their storage; and parents and staff collaborating on supply lists that are needed for the next school year.

The email also notes events held in connection with the transition.

“Recently, all elementary schools hosted a 'meet and greet' event in the evening for parents," the email said. "In addition, elementary administrators have held parent meetings, tours and orientation programs to communicate transition information and highlight certain school practices. We also appreciate that our parent organizations are hosting their own transition events to welcome new families.”

Additionally, there are several student transition days ahead.

Regarding the event planning, the email states:  “A committee of more than 40 people has met ten times to plan activities appropriate for each grade. The committee is dedicated to creating activities that will help orient students with their assigned school of attendance for the 2014-2015 school year and will initiate relationships with others who will be part of the same school community.”

The transition events schedule was outlined in the email. They will be held on June 3 for fourth grade, June 6 for third grade, June 9 for second grade, June 12 for first grade, June 17 for kindergarten to Increase Miller Elementary School and Katonah Elementary School, and June 19 for kindergarten to Meadow Pond Elementary School.

For Daily Voice's previous coverage of the school closure, click here.

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