September 7, 2023
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
We hope you enjoyed a relaxing summer vacation. As we end our second day of school, the faculty, staff and administration would like to welcome back all of our returning students and extend a very warm welcome to our new ninth grade students, the RCK Class of 2027.
A key to success in life is showing up for it! This means that our students’ first priority is getting to class on time and being ready to work! As many of you know, our administrative team has focused on being on time. We will continue that focus.
Student attendance will continue to be taken at the beginning of every class, every period, every day. Punctuality is essential in order for your child to get the education he or she deserves! Please emphasize this with your child before school starts so that positive behavior becomes a habit and regular attendance and punctuality in all classes is uniformly encouraged by parents and school staff.
As we begin the 2023/2024 school year, it is important that parents and students are aware of policies and procedures that are in effect as school starts. Both high schools will continue to issue four report cards covering ten-week marking periods and four interim progress reports covering the five-week interval time periods, as was done last year. These reports will be available via the parent portal.
The mission of the Wappingers Central School District is to empower all of our students with the competencies and confidence to challenge themselves, to pursue their passions, and to realize their potential while growing as responsible members of their community.