Tredyffrin/Easttown School District  E-Newsletter
May 25, 2018
Information about Registering for Parent Focus Group 

Dear T/E Parents,
Here in T/E, we have the privilege every day of working with some of the best kids we could ever hope to know. We recognize that, as parents, you put your trust in us to take the best possible care of them. We care deeply about the well-being of every child in our schools.  It is a responsibility we carry in our heads and hearts at all times. 
In recent days and weeks, we have listened to many ideas on how to make our schools even safer. While the policies and practices we have in place support safe learning environments, we always look for ways to become better. We are very fortunate to work with a supportive group of parents, who have shared thoughtful recommendations to strengthen our policies regarding responses to reported threats. Toward this goal, we are offering several focus group sessions to allow further opportunity for purposeful discussion.
The subject of the focus groups will be narrowed to school actions and responses to threatening behaviors or statements by students. We will be looking for feedback on our current practices as well as some ideas for improvements. Individuals will be asked to respond to specific questions during the sessions. At the same time, and continuing this summer, the District will reach out to expert authorities on school safety to conduct additional research.
The information gathered from the focus groups and expert authorities will be used when considering potential policy enhancements to threat response protocols. We will share what we learn with the School Board Policy Committee.
Beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 29 , 2018, parents will be able to sign up for the following sessions:
  • Session 1: June 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm
  • Session 2: June 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Session 3: June 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm
  • Session 4: June 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm
T/E parents may visit the TESD website at www.tesd.net  to register for a session. All meetings will be held at the T/E Administration Offices. The deadline to register is 3:00 pm on Friday, June 1, 2018. The focus groups are open to Tredyffrin and Easttown parents and guardians only. T/E School District parents who wish to provide feedback on possible enhancements to District policies and procedures outside of a focus group may send an email to parentfocusgroup@tesd.net.
It has been our experience that collaboration between T/E parents and T/E school staff often results in some of the best ideas to benefit our students. We are looking forward to the opportunity for productive dialogue.
Richard Gusick
Superintendent of Schools
Mark Cataldi
Director of Assessment and Accountability
May 30, 2018 Special School Board Meeting

The School Board will meet in special session on May 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Tredyffrin/Easttown Administration Offices, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700 in Berwyn. There priority discussion item on the agenda is the approval of  the Conestoga High School Class of 2018.  Click here for the meeting agenda.
May 30, 2018 School Board Finance Committee Meeting

The School Board Finance Committee will on May 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Tredyffrin/Easttown Administration Offices, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700 in Berwyn. Click here for the meeting agenda.
Recap of May 21, 2018 School Board Meeting

The School Board met in regular session on May 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Conestoga High School. There were no priority discussion topics on the agenda. Click here for a recap of the meeting.
Conestoga 2018 New Voters Group Featured on NBC10

Conestoga's 2018 New Voters Group was featured earlier this week on NBC10. Earlier this school year, Conestoga senior Jahnavi Rao started the 2018 New Voters Group to encourage as many eligible students to register to vote as possible. As a result of registering 85% of eligible voters, Conestoga High School earned the Governor's Civic Engagement Award with Gold Level Award distinction. The award recognizes the efforts of the next generation of leaders to educate, engage and inform fellow students about how to get involved in the voting process. Click here to watch the NBC10 segment.

CHS New Voters Group

Calendar Reminders 
  • May 28, 2018: No school
  • June 15, 2018: New tentative last day of school for students in grades 1-12. The new tentative last day of school for kindergarten students is June 14, 2018.
Old Lancaster Bridge Closure Update

The Old Lancaster Road bridge was closed on May 19. The Berwyn Fire Company has developed a plan to minimize response delays by relocating resources and personnel on the other side of the bridge. According to the Berwyn Fire Company, "The Company is operating a fire/EMS substation at PECO's Berwyn Service Building located in the area of Rt. 252 and Cassatt Rd. in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County. A fire truck and ambulance, along with paid staff are in place during the peak hour daytime call volume period for the duration of the project." For additional information, please review the Berwyn Fire Company's press release.
Upcoming Meeting Dates 

Meetings will be held at the T/E School District Administration Offices (TEAO): West Valley Business Center, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700, Wayne, unless otherwise noted. Meeting agendas are linked once they are available on the TESD website.

Special School Board Meeting, 5/30, 5:30 pm, TEAO
Finance Committee Meeting, 5/30, 6:00 pm, TEAO
Regular School Board Meeting, 6/11, 7:30 pm, CHS

Public participation is welcomed and encouraged at all Regular School Board meetings and Committee meetings. There is a public comment period at each meeting.