Enjoy your Spring Break - take time to relax and recharge!

portrait of Dr. SmyserI love this time of year: the weather turns warm, the birds begin to chirp and everyone gets a much needed break.

All PSD schools will be closed March 12-16 for Spring Break. I hope our staff and families take this time to refresh and recharge before we head into the end-of-the year sprint. For employees who work through Spring Break, enjoy the slower pace and know I appreciate all you do to keep the wheels of PSD turning 365 days a year.

When we return from break, schools head straight into standardized testing and fourth quarter instruction. In the spring, we also honor and recognize student accomplishments with performances, presentations, activities and celebrations. And the Board of Education will continue to discuss our ongoing study of school start times, as well as how we prepare students for life after graduation.

I look forward to a strong end to a great school year. While there is still much to accomplish, I am confident PSD will continue to thrive, knowing that the success of our students would not be possible without the dedication and care of a supportive staff and community.

Thank you for being committed to excellence!