Dear Families and Community Member,

We are filled with excitement and joy to have our students return to our building for the 2021-2022 school year.  Our plans for the upcoming school year are filled with goals and expectations achievable by all involved.  Teachers are growing by learning new curriculum to help support our students' needs.  Staff members are developing skills to reach each student at their level, and students will be setting goals and crushing them!  We are all working together to fulfill our district vision of all stockaders being prepared with skills and confidence to choose purposeful, productive paths.  This will look different for each of our students, but this is what we are made for here at Old Fort Elementary. Our goal is to increase the achievement of all students in ways they might not know exist yet.  We are so proud to have your family join us in the journey.  Please know we are here to support you, our students, and our community.

I would like to share a few of the new exciting things happening in the building this school year.  We now have three preschool classrooms, one four-day program, one Monday/Wednesday program, and one Tuesday/Thursday program.  Having these littlest Stockaders in the building brings a smile to everyone’s face.  We also have installed a sensory path, located in the front hallway, for students to use as a way to refocus and release those wigglies.  This path was donated by the Old Fort Reverse Raffle and Old Fort PTO.  Our PTO has also donated some wonderful painting on the playground, including 4-square boxes and a windy path.  These are just some of the great things we look forward to sharing with our students this upcoming year.

Please know that my door is always open, and I welcome your input.  Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance. I can be reached daily at the school between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or anytime by email at

Your Partner in Education,

Kristina Smith