Parent Letter


 July 7, 2012


Dear Mr. & Mrs. Doe:


As the new principal of Jones High School, I would like to share my vision for the school, and ask for your input so your child, John can be successful. I believe that it takes a great deal of time, energy, and desire for children to thrive. I want to work with you to help John and all the students of Jones High School do their best.


I bring a wealth of experiences to you as your new principal. I graduated from the University of Utah with my bachelors, UCONN with a masters in educational technology, and an administrative degree also from UCONN. I spent nine years in the classroom as a math teacher, two summers teaching chemistry, and two years as a high school vice-principal. My wife and I have four children.


As a parent, I know each school year brings many emotions for parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Of primary concern to me, as a parent and principal, is the safety of our children. I want you to know I will work very diligently to keep John safe. I will be working very closely with my faculty to teach students appropriate behavior to keep themselves and others from harm. I have a structure in place to teach students these skills, details of which will be sent home in August.


I have a wonderful vision for the success of Jones High School. I have already started gathering data and evaluating programs that will teach, enrich, and where necessary remediate students. School must challenge students at all levels, and I will be working with my staff to keep effective programs and bring enrichment to Jones High School.


In addition to academic skills, I feel it is deeply important that students develop into successful members of society. As such, we are beginning a new citizenship program this year that will aid students transitioning from school into the next phase of their life. More about this program will be sent home in the future, please watch for it.


Children are like seeds, they are ready to sprout and grow into beautiful plants. However, they need the correct amount of water, light, nutrients and care to reach their full potential. Jones High School has the ability to help your child succeed, but we also need your support. We can only tend the garden while the students are here, we need you to continue working with us at home so John can be successful.


I would like to welcome you to a new season of Jones High School with me as the principal. I look forward to meeting you and John in the coming months. If you have any questions or suggestions, or just want to help, please contact me or stop by for a visit.




Jonathan Seal