August 19, 2021
Dear Plain Local Community,
Welcome back! The entire team in Plain Local is looking forward to another great school year. I am excited to introduce our theme for the 2021-2022 school year with our community, "What's Your Why?." Your “Why” is a statement of purpose that describes why you do the work you do and why you live the lifestyle you do. It is your calling. It is your conviction. It is your mission statement. We may each individually have different "whys" but together we have the same goals and we can make our community better each and every day if we work together. Each student and staff member in our district has been given a "What's Your Why?" shirt to wear to show their school spirit. Remember every Friday is green and gold day in Plain Local! We will continue to work with staff and students to focus on their "why" throughout the school year, stay tuned for more updates!
We have been preparing and planning this summer to deliver the best education in Stark County. This edition is full of updates for the new year as well as celebrations for our community. I hope you will take the time to review and contact any building with questions or concerns. I want to give a special thank you to Oakwood Square and the many businesses that helped feed our staff for Convocation this year. Thank you to Royal Docks, Shale Brewing, The Bistro, Gioninos, Tlaquepaque, and Drug Mart for providing food and drinks to our staff. Thank you also to the Plain Local Schools Foundation and Alumni Association, Kempthorn Motors, and Liquid Custom Apparel for their sponsorships. Our staff was able to meet at Oakwood Square Plaza on August 17 for a kick-off celebration for the new year and this would not have been possible without the support of our community and these incredible businesses.
Lastly, I am pleased to announce the introduction of a new transportation software application for parents, Versatrans My Stop. This app allows parents to track their students' bus location and arrival times, as well as receive notifications on delays, breakdowns, and other pertinent information. I encourage all families to utilize this technology as it will be timely and relevant information for all! You can read more about the Versatrans My Stop app by clicking here.
Wishing you all a wonderful school year, thank you for your continued support of the Plain Local School District. I am honored to serve you and look forward to an amazing year.
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