School year welcome from Currituck County Schools Superintendent Dr. Matthew Lutz

Published 7:21 am Monday, August 29, 2022

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Dear Currituck County Schools Community,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are excited to begin a new school year focused on growing our students to become the best possible version of themselves.

Despite the omnipresent cloud of COVID 19 during the past two school years, Currituck County Schools continued to work towards greater goals for our organization. A district strategic plan was developed and implementation is in full measure. Some highlights for the 2022-2023 school year include:

  1. Creating Leadership Opportunities for staff
  2. Norming our policy and procedures
  3. Improving our communication processes and procedures
  4. Increasing Community Involvement
  5. Seeking Accreditation for CCHS
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A district curricular strategic plan was launched during the 2021-2022 school year. We have added curriculum coaches in most buildings, increased reading supports and have added curriculum resources for staff and students across the district. We are also seeking alternate avenues for our high school students that stretch beyond the traditional diploma. Our goal is when our students graduate, they are prepared to enroll, enlist or become employed.

We are a rapidly growing county. Classroom and cafeteria additions are being added to both Moyock Elementary School and Moyock Middle School and will be completed for the 2023-2024 school year. A new elementary school will be built in the near future as well. Fortunately we are large enough to offer robust educational opportunities and small enough to remain personalized for our families.

Adjustments have been made to the start times for both elementary and secondary schools. We recognize that our decisions have ripple effects that impact multiple facets of our community. We do not take our decisions lightly and try our best to weigh the pros and cons of each and every decision.

We believe that the decision to align our start and end times at the elementary and then at the secondary level will ultimately have more positive impacts to our student ride times, bus ridership, student discipline on buses, and retaining bus drivers.

As with any change, we will closely monitor the implementation of our new schedules and collect data along the way to help determine if any changes or modifications are needed.

I hope that the 2022-2023 school year will bring great joy to our community as we learn and grow together.