Carmel Central School District Mission Statement
The parents, staff, students and community of the Carmel Central School District are committed in partnership to quality educational experiences in an environment that fosters mutual respect, values the uniqueness of the individual and challenges all students to become self-motivated, lifelong learners and contributing members of society.
I firmly believe that this has been a successful year at KPS. We have had new staff (including myself) join our community. We also had new students and families join us, while we said goodbye to others. Whether you have been a part of Kent Primary for a few months or a few years, it is our intention to maximize the time we have together. This is accomplished through great teamwork that is supported through collaboration between the District and our community. I am deeply grateful to staff, parents, and most importantly our students for honoring and supporting our objective of inspiring, developing and preparing our children (as they must make the decision to pursue greatness) for our future while embracing the moments that lead us to it.
As we prepare for the summer and transitions, we must keep in mind that in the month of June there are 19 schools days remaining. That is approximately 10% of the school year. There is so much that is going on; however, learning and development must remain the priority. I encourage us all to be mindful of the remaining opportunities we have ahead of us and make our best efforts to capitalize on the time we still have together. One of our teachers used the analogy of running to first base. You do not slow down as you get closer to it but rather maintain maximal effort and run through it. Another colleague is practicing the mantra to “finish strong”.
While planning for closing ceremonies and reflecting on this past year, remind yourselves and those involved to finish strong! I wish you all an excellent rest of the school year and an enjoyable and safe summer.
Tarkan T. Ceng, Principal
2014-2015 Student/Parent Handbook
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Student Arrival & Dismissal Times