August, 2016


Dear SPSD Families,

As summer vacation concludes and planning for the 2016-17 school year intensifies, Saginaw Public Schools’ staff is eagerly anticipating the return of our students this fall. If this is your first experience with Saginaw Public Schools, we want to provide you with information that you need to assist your child with having a successful school year. Please visit our district website (, as well as your child’s school’s website for updates, resources, and opportunities to get involved in our schools.

The diversity of our students is an asset within the Saginaw community. Our district believes that all students and staff deserve to be a part of a responsive school and work environment where differences are valued and celebrated. At Saginaw Public Schools, we challenge all children as we complement academic rigor with extracurricular opportunities. We are continuously working to create curriculum options for students that reflect real-world content embedded in technology rich lessons.

Our teachers engage in ongoing professional development throughout the school year to enhance their instructional practices. They are well prepared to focus on assisting students with mastering basic skills as well as exposing children to enrichment activities. Our students are fortunate to have an array of choices in the arts, music, drama and athletics, as well as comprehensive afterschool programming. We will continue to work diligently at providing your children with the best educational experience possible.

I encourage parents to get to know your child’s principal and teachers, get involved with your school’s PTO, attend parent engagement events held throughout the school year, and know that we are here to help you in any capacity as the new school year begins. For your reference, we have included Parent/Student Orientations dates for schools on the reverse side of this letter.

Please enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation and we wish you a great start to the 2016-17 school year!

Best regards,

Nathaniel B. McClain