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    Hello Decatur families! 

    It is an honor to return to my alma mater, Decatur High School (class of 1997) to serve as Principal.  I am looking forward to meeting our scholars and families as we begin the 2017-2018 school year.  As I walked the halls back in June and over this summer getting to know Decatur again, I felt the genuine warmth and strong sense of pride that our scholars and staff have for Decatur.

    As we look to the future, this year and beyond, we will focus on skills that will  allow our students to be successful in post-secondary education or their career of choice.  I encourage you to talk with your scholar about the skills and content they are learning in class each day. As a part of our focus on necessary, career and college-ready real skills, we will be focusing on improving literacy school-wide.  It is an expectation that all scholars will read a book of their choice for at least 30 minutes outside of school each day.  Please check your scholars ParentVue account regularly.  This year, ParentVue will be the primary communication method from the school to our families.  Please check that your contact information is up-to-date and accurate.  In an emergency situation, being able to contact families in a timely manner is vital. 

    There are so many things to look forward to this year, from our arts to our athletics.  One recent addition is the return of the “Golden Gators” mural in the newly remodeled gym.  We also have a couple of construction projects nearing the finish line.  The new turf field and tennis courts are set to be complete this fall. 

    I have high hopes and high expectations for our scholars and cannot wait to see who and what they become.  I know that with the right planning and support, our scholars WILL be successful.  The future looks bright! 

    GO GATORS!!!

    Jamie Tough, Principal