Dear East Coventry Families,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at East Coventry
What an exciting year
this is going to be for the East Coventry Elementary School community! We are anticipating the groundbreaking of the
new elementary school that will support the education of students for many
years to come. The new facility will feature a large media center that is situated in the
center of the building with classrooms and support areas surrounding it. The building will feature two floors of
classroom space, a state-of –the art science lab and a large gymnasium and
cafeteria. The latest in educational technology
will be spread throughout the building. Construction updates and information can be found at: http://ojrsd.com/Page/6036
Even though a new facility will eventually house over 600
students, some things about East Coventry will never change. What will remain constant is the warm and
nurturing environment that exists in the school. In addition, students will still receive a rigorous
and demanding education that prepares them for the challenges that lie
ahead. Through the use of the Calkins Reading and
Writing Units and the EveryDay Math Program, students will be engaged in
reading, writing, speaking and problem-solving that challenge them to think in
Another aspect of East Coventry that will not change is the
incredible group of over 80 staff members who enjoy their work and spend
countless hours away from the classroom preparing to educate over 600 students. Together, the staff of East Coventry holds
fast to the following beliefs:
A collective belief that all children can and
will learn as a result of high quality instruction.
Accept no excuses.
Planning for instruction is thoughtful and takes
into account individual student strengths and needs.
Student assessment data is analyzed on a
consistent basis and instructional decisions are based upon the data.
In order for high-quality learning to take
place, students need to feel safe and supportive.
Along with the support of our families, our PTA and our community,
we make East Coventry “A Great Place to Be”!
I look forward to another successful school year.
Todd A. Oswald, Principal