Principal’s Message

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Dr. Follman, Principal

Dear Students and Families of the Sweetwater School Community,

Welcome to Sweetwater Elementary School! At our school, we are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated with respect and that students reach deep levels of profound learning through relevant, engaging learning experiences. Our staff of extraordinary teachers, paraprofessionals, secretary, cooks, and custodians arrives each day prepared to give their best to our students, families and school.

We know that ensuring students receive a quality education in a caring environment with engaging work is a team effort, and we are grateful to have such supportive and involved parents standing behind the children we serve. As partners, please know that you are a critical part of our school community. We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students.  Research and experience shows us that a parent’s/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his/her success in school.  To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:

  • Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
  • Monitor your child’s homework daily.
  • Expect and support positive behavior at school.
  • Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.

I am honored be part of Sweetwater Elementary! I firmly believe all of us are on a journey of continual learning and must keep ourselves open to the academic and life lessons that are regularly presented for each of us. Additionally, I am firmly committed to my mission as an educator of helping each person reach deeply towards their own personal best. I approach each school year with refreshed energy and commitment to serve the children of our community and to lead for important and meaningful learning.

Sincere Wishes and Warmest Regards,

Dr. Deb Follman, Principal

Sweetwater Elementary School