Dear Alice Ott Student, Parent/Guardian:
Welcome to Alice Ott Middle School and the 2017-18 school year. I hope you are enjoying this warm and sunny summer weather while also looking forward to a new school year!
Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Duane Larson, and I am now the principal of Alice Ott. If you are new, or had not heard at the end of the year, Mr. Johnston took a job in a Washington school district closer to his home. Personally, I will miss him, but I’m also excited to begin a new chapter in my administrative career. After being the assistant principal here for 15 years, I’m looking forward to continuing to be part of the great work our staff and students have been doing for so many years!
I am happy to introduce Taye Spears as our new assistant principal! Mrs. Spears has been at Fir Ridge for the past 13 years, the last 3 years as the assistant principal. She is excited to get to know our students and community.
If you are new to Alice Ott, we would like to welcome you to the Husky family. Our goal is to make your transition as smooth as possible. If you are a returning student, welcome back! Please remember it is our desire to involve students’ families as partners in their child’s education. We know this increases academic achievement and creates a better atmosphere for learning and development of each student.
The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching. Your student may be experiencing a variety of emotions, including excitement about returning to school and seeing friends, along with nerves about being in a new school or grade. It is our goal to help your child start off smoothly and grow academically throughout their time here. At Alice Ott we know that each student has a tremendous amount of potential, and our goal is to help them maximize that for a successful future!