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Superintendent's Message

Dear Moreland Community,


Welcome back for the second half of the 2022-2023 school year! I enter this portion of the year with so much hope and optimism. It’s hard to believe, but we are already planning for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Community Engagement & Strategic Plan Next Steps
We wrapped up our Strategic Plan focus groups before the break - thank you to everyone who shared feedback! The next step in the process will be to review the data and themes that came up during these community engagement meetings. I’m looking forward to sharing this information with you and the Board at the January 24th Board Meeting. I invite you to join us in person or virtually for this presentation. You can find details here

At this time, we are assembling a core planning team or “steering committee” made up of staff, parents and community members to review all of the results from our feedback and begin drafting a new strategic plan. If you are interested in participating on the steering committee, please let the Superintendent’s office know by emailing us at [email protected].

It’s Time to Enroll for the 2023-2024 School Year!
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins on January 9th for all TK-8th grade students. Our free Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program is available to children who will turn 5 between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024. If you are interested in an intradistrict transfer (you live within the Moreland boundaries but want to attend a school other than your home school) that process takes place in the month of March only. 

Throughout January and February, our schools will be offering wonderful tours for incoming families and students. Whether your child will be starting TK/Kindergarten, you just moved into the area, or your child is beginning middle school in the fall, our school principals and assistant principals have scheduled time to showcase the incredible lessons and events happening inside and outside the classroom at their schools! Check each school’s website for their tour dates and times.

Look for our enrollment postcards in the mail or visit our website for more information!

Our Parents Make the Best Substitute Teachers
Quality substitute teachers are a critical component to a successful school day, and we are always looking for more! Moreland staff teach over 4,000 students every day of the school year. It takes a lot of educators and support staff to support that many learners. Dedicated substitutes play an important role standing in when needed in our schools. We sometimes rely on 30 or more substitutes a day!

Today, we held our monthly Substitute Job Fair. If you are interested in supporting the district but weren’t able to join, you can still contact our Human Resources Department to get more information. If you would like to support our district while working flexible shifts and locations, please consider becoming a substitute employee. You can learn more here or attend a substitute job fair the first Friday of each month. 

I hope you had a memorable and restful Winter Break. Here’s to an incredible remainder of our school year.


In partnership,


Dr. Clover Codd