Welcome Letter from
Students, Parents, and Staff,
I am happy to extend a
heart‐felt welcome to you. It is an honor that you allow us
to help your child learn and it is our duty to prepare them for the
Shonto Preparatory School is a very
progressive school and we fully intend to prepare your child for
their future. The mission of Shonto Preparatory School is to
nurture positive character in a safe, engaging, caring and creative
environment with high academic expectations while instilling Dine'
language and culture, where all learners are successful,
responsible, and independent thinkers. The mission statement
defines why we exist as an entity. It also defines who we are and
what values we expect to display and the ultimate outcome of what
we hope our children will become. We will do our best to prepare
your child for the career they choose.
Your role as the parent or primary
caretaker is very important. Your support and assistance in
educating the children is very important. Collectively the
attitudes, beliefs and values we teach our children is what makes
our school a place we all want to be proud of.
As is customary a committee has
convened and worked hard to amend this handbook with the student
and parents' best interest in mind. Should there be questions
please use this handbook as the first point of reference. The
intent of the handbook is to provide guidance and answers to the
many concerns and issues in all aspects of the daily activities of
the students and the school. A well‐used handbook
demonstrates a commitment from the school, parents, and students to
ensure a safe and effective environment for learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact
the school principal, teachers, and other staff as necessary if
there are questions.
We look forward to a productive and
positive school year for 2016‐2017.
Lemual B. Adson,
Executive Secretary to the Superintendent