Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

Welcome to Joseph Sims Elementary School, Home of the Shining Stars! We are excited to embark on a fun-filled journey with you and your child. This first Trimester we are on TOTAL DISTANCE LEARNING. While curriculum and instructional are all Virtual, at Joseph Sims Elementary School, every child will have opportunities to SHINE and reach their potential. Your child will have access to rich and rigorous classroom instruction, Chromebook use and check-ed out textbooks. they will also have opportunities to become involved in the region’s top-notch visual and performing arts program, and out Friday Virtual Assemblies.

Joseph Sims Elementary School supports student behavior with school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Through a non-punitive approach, students are rewarded for positive behavior and re-directed in a positive way for negative behaviors. The focus is primarily on the explicit instruction of the school –wide expectations that ALL Shining Stars are RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and PERSEVERE and monthly students who excell will be honored for outstanding effort with a Certificate e-mailed home.

We are proud to be a part of this community and take pride in our work and the accomplishments of our students. We look forward to a great 2020-2021 school year and welcome your participation and support.