July 1, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope the beginning of the summer season has brought you and your family time to enjoy the
warm weather and outdoor activities. Today, July 1, 2019, I am honored to start serving as the
Superintendent of the Bristol Public Schools; my colleague, Michael Dietter, Ed.D. also begins
his tenure as the Deputy Superintendent. We are excited to begin this partnership with you, our
Bristol Public Schools’ families and school communities. We believe that through working
together, we can expand and diversify our academic program offerings, to ensure that every
student in our district has access to the quality education they need and deserve. During late
summer and early fall, Dr. Dietter and I will meet with parent, teacher, student and stakeholder
groups to reintroduce ourselves, learn from the valuable stories and experiences you bring, and
seek your feedback to inform our work. Information and insights gained through these
community conversations will be shared through quarterly communications and monthly Bristol
Board of Education meetings.

We look forward to supporting our students and families and leading our school administrators
and staff to new opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Our commitment to continuous
improvement, equity, and rigorous instructional practices serve as the foundation from which we will lead the district. Bristol Public Schools offer a wide array of academic, athletic, and
performance art programs and annually celebrate our success at both the state and national level. This storied past serves as a solid foundation to a successful future for our students and staff. Communication from the Superintendent’s Office regarding the first day of school, program and school updates, and safety and security information will be sent via School Messenger and email communication. In early August you will receive information regarding the first day of school from both your child’s school and from my office. If you should have a question or concern contact my office at 860-584-7004.

Again, Dr. Dietter and I look forward to working with you and to serving our students.

Catherine M. Carbone
Catherine M. Carbone, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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