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Principal's Message

Samantha Franke
Principal, Ewing Elementary School

August  8, 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians, 


On behalf of Ewing Elementary School, I am excited to welcome you to Ewing Elementary! Summer has quickly come and gone and we must now move forward with a brand new school year. I am honored to be returning to Ewing Elementary and feel grateful to continue the work that our highly qualified staff, students and community members have exhibited last year. The outpouring of support over the past school year and this summer has been phenomenal and truly supports our school vision. I look forward to collaborating with you to make this school year successful. I am a lifelong educator who is very passionate about approaching every decision I make with the utmost integrity. I assure you that ALL decisions will be in the best interest of our students. We want what is best for the youth of Fleming County, so it is imperative that we provide them with a safe, equitable, and transparent learning environment coupled with rigorous instruction. 


Last year, Ewing Elementary ended the year on an extremely positive note. Our community really outdid themselves with volunteer hours. For every hour we were in session we had two volunteers in the building! We believe that the path to our success is a journey that is best traveled with students, educators, parents, and the community working together with a shared vision. It is our continued desire that every child moves within our learning community with a surety of purpose, curiosity, and a commitment to excellence. We will partner with parents, community members, district leaders, and external sources to continue that tradition of excellence for the 2019-2020  school year. 


This summer, our teachers have been preparing for our common curriculum, attending multiple professional learning opportunities, and working diligently on their Bridge Performance Indicators.Through this, they are prepared to implement many new strategies to personalize learning for all of our students’ needs. Our teachers have been working meticulously in preparing their classrooms and planning for instruction that promise to make for an exciting and productive year at Ewing. We give many thanks to our site custodians, as well as the District’s entire maintenance crew who have been working to prepare our campus for the start of the new school year.


I would like to encourage you to keep up to date on our social media page as we will have many new and exciting things that are happening at Ewing Elementary this school year. From the Ewing Elementary Facebook page you can sign up for Remind 101 which we will use throughout the school year for a whole school communication.This year our overarching theme is “2020 Vision” and the leadership team has brainstormed many fun and exciting ideas to support our theme. 


Please note that our master schedule will remain the same and the tardy bell will ring at 7:35 a.m. In addition, it is important to note that we will only release students as permitted by parents or legal guardians. Emergency contacts that are listed on the enrollment form do not suffice as permission on a day to day basis, only in emergency situations. You can either call case by case or write a long-standing note with your permission to release your child without notification. Please remember that this is only to uphold the utmost safety procedural practices at Ewing Elementary School.  Your child’s safety is our number one priority!


In closing, I look forward to working with all of you this school year as we work attentively to provide a rigorous and fun education that our students need and deserve. Attached you will find important information.  Our journey of becoming a School of Distinction will continue this year.



Samantha Franke


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Ewing Elementary
5651 Elizaville Rd.
Ewing, KY 41039