To enable students to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners by ensuring quality instruction in a nurturing environment.
Welcome East Evergreen students and families. My name is Mrs. Sherry Odegard, and I am honored and excited to be serving the Evergreen community as the incoming Principal at East Evergreen Elementary. I cannot wait to meet you!
Just a little bit about me… I have been in education for 15 years and most of my experience has been in the Elementary setting. I was a classroom teacher for 9 years, an Instructional Coach for 3 years, a Dean of Students for 1 year, and an Assistant Principal for 2 years. I also served as a Summer School Principal for 4 summers. While much of my experience as an educator was in Colorado, I am thrilled to be back in Montana. My husband and I both grew up in Montana, and we are so grateful to be back home and closer to family.
While the end of the 2019-2020 school year had an unusual ending with the COVID school building closures, I am excited we are able to have our school building open for students this fall. The 2020-2021 school year will officially begin for students on August 31, 2020 for students in 1st through 4th grades. Preschool, Early Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students begin on September 8, 2020. We have been working hard to plan for the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and community with current COVID school reopening guidelines. With these guidelines, reopening our school will require us to operate in many different ways than we have in the past. We really want to keep our school buildings open for our students and community, and know that following these health and safety guidelines will help us do so.
We recognize each family has varying situations and needs. Some families have chosen to send their child back to "regular school", while others have chosen to have their child learn remotely. Staff will be working diligently to meet the needs of your child, no matter what form of learning you have chosen. To support the success of all of our students, it is vital that we partner together. As a team, we are #EvergreenStrong!
Welcome back, Wolverines. I look forward to seeing you soon!
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