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Empowering All Students for Success

Canal Winchester

Local Schools

Superintendent's Message

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The Superintendent of Schools shall strive to achieve District goals for students by providing educational direction and supervision to the professional staff and supervision to the non-teaching staff and by acting as a proper model for staff and students both in the school and outside the District.The Superintendent of Schools is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Board. The Superintendent reports directly to the Board, has all powers and duties imposed upon the office by statute, and has all executive and administrative powers and duties in connection with the overall operation of the school which are not required by statute to be exercised directly by the Board or some other officer. The Superintendent exercises leadership through school administrators who comprise the Leadership Team.

Superintendent's Message

Autumn leaves show us it is OK to let things go because we know this makes way for new beginnings and a fresh start in the spring. Over the last several months, we have been forced to let go of how we normally do things which can be uncomfortable and overwhelming at times, but this “new normal” mindset has made way for a renewed outlook and the opportunity to embrace this season of life. In spite of the current circumstances we are in, we have had a positive start to the school year. We know it is not the ideal learning environment and want to get back to a “normal” school day as soon as possible. While we cannot control the timeline or outcome of this health pandemic, we can control how we support and encourage one another during this season. I have a quote in my office that reminds me: “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” 
As we move forward, it is important we continue to focus on being flexible. Everyone is still adapting to the different learning environments and schedules. Students, parents, and staff are taking on multiple roles and are being pulled in many directions. Now more than ever we must all work together to ensure that we are Empowering All Students for Success by continuing to develop positive relationships, by keeping the lines of communication open at school and at home, and by remaining focused on having a positive attitude. 
We will continue to monitor the current health conditions with the hope of returning to school full-time in the near future. At the beginning of December, we will send out information for families to choose which learning track their student(s) will be on for the second half of the school year, more details will be forthcoming.
Canal Winchester Local Schools will continue working hard to ensure that we offer and deliver a high-quality education no matter which learning track families choose. I am proud to be part of this school system and community that have come together to make a safe return to school possible. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made and continue to make so learning can continue. We are all in this together. And remember, make it a great day or not; the choice is yours!


Jim Sotlar, Superintendent

Superintendent James Sotlar
James Sotlar
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