Principal's Note

Jim Woytek

Jim Woytek - Principal

The mission of the Gunnison Elementary School is to develop lifelong learners in a safe, caring environment by providing a standards-based instruction at each student's level, meeting assessment targets, and increasing individual achievement.


Dear Families,

At last Monday’s Board Meeting, it was presented that the school district is proposing a change to the Kindergarten entry date. Currently, the Kindergarten entry date is September 30 and the proposal being considered by the School Board is July 1. This change would ensure that every student in GWSD will be five years old when their Kindergarten year begins. For more information—including research for this rationale—please follow this link.


While the proposed change is slated for the 2021-2022 school year for Kindergartners, Lake School will honor this date for 3 year old PK next fall. If you have questions, concerns, comments, or ideas you'd like to share, I encourage you to do so using the parent feedback form, or contact Mrs. Kennedy and me directly.


Simply stated, Kindergarten expectations have become increasingly rigorous and research demonstrates that older students tend to struggle less in meeting these expectations and often better maintain their ability to meet or exceed grade-level standards in subsequent years. I encourage your feedback before the March 11 meeting of the Board of Education.


Have a wonderful weekend and please remember, there is no school on Monday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 19th. 



Jim Woytek

Parent Feedback Form Link:

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