Fort Dodge Community School District

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Superintendent's Welcome


Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

On behalf of the entire staff at Fort Dodge Community Schools, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new academic year! It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter as the Superintendent of Schools, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated community and talented staff.

As we embark on this educational journey together, our primary goal remains to provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and the development of well-rounded individuals. We believe that every student has unique talents and potential waiting to be discovered, and our dedicated team of educators is committed to unleashing that potential.

At FDCSD, we are committed to maintaining high standards of academic achievement and providing a comprehensive curriculum that prepares our students for success in the modern world. We understand the importance of a well-rounded education, which encompasses not only academic subjects but also physical education, arts, clubs, and extracurricular activities. We are proud to offer a diverse range of programs and opportunities that cater to the individual interests and passions of our students.

Equally important to us is the well-being and social-emotional development of our students. We have implemented initiatives and support systems to ensure that each student feels valued, respected, and supported throughout their educational journey. Our dedicated counseling team is available to provide guidance and assistance to students whenever needed, promoting their mental health and overall well-being.

We recognize the crucial role that parents and guardians play in a student's education, and we encourage open communication and collaboration between home and school. We believe that when parents and educators work together, we can create a powerful support system that enhances the learning experience for our students. We value your involvement, and we look forward to building strong partnerships with each and every one of you.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our incredible team of educators and support staff for their dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to our students. Together, we will continue to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.

In closing, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all new students joining our school community this year. We are excited to have you as part of our family and look forward to witnessing your growth and achievements. To our returning students, welcome back! We can't wait to continue our journey together.

I encourage you to explore our school's website and familiarize yourself with the resources available to you. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher, our administrative team, or myself. We are here to support you and ensure the success of every student.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education. Let us work together to make this academic year a remarkable one filled with growth, learning, and memorable experiences.

Warmest regards,

Josh Porter -  Superintendent of Schools




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