Superintendent Welcome Back Message

August 5, 2022
Bayfield Families,                                
With optimism and excitement, I welcome you to the 2022-2023 academic year at Bayfield School District. With a fresh approach and future-focused lens, together we shall embark on a journey of positive intent and a student-centered focus. It’s my hope that together we lead Bayfield to the forefront of educational success with both new and familiar faces in leadership at the administrative and building levels. We will continue to honor the strong traditions of our district while always striving to move forward to a bright future for our students.
Continuous improvement shall guide our course and help us to navigate each and every decision to promote our efforts. We will ensure that any initiatives are focused on our Bayfield family; what is best for students, our staff, and our community. It is essential that we bring trust and transparency to our processes and create a positive culture and climate rooted in strong relationships, consistency in our decision-making, and daily interactions with all stakeholders invested in our children’s education. We must be intentional in our efforts and how we implement and reflect upon the impact they may have on our students.
Continuous Improvement Fridays will allow our team to find inspiration in meaningful collaboration and provide opportunities for all staff members to share their respective experiences. These Fridays will give our instructional staff much needed time to grow professionally, our district departments the opportunity to catch up, as well as provide protected time for reflection which will energize our team to approach each day with positivity.
In the Bayfield School District, integrity and honesty will be key to our success moving forward. Bayfield School District will foster a culture of celebration and recognition for the amazing things that happen each and every day. A focus on positive climate and culture will guide us while we maintain our commitment to accountability and safety for all.
We will celebrate our many accomplishments both in the classroom and outside our walls. We will also continue to hold ourselves and students to a high level of accountability through maintaining a high standard of a positive climate and culture in our buildings. It is our continued expectation that staff will do everything possible to have 100% parent contact throughout each semester. Please continue to openly communicate with our team here at BSD, and as always, please be in contact with your child’s teacher first.
I can’t wait to see smiles on our students' faces as they enter our buildings on August 15th and 16th. Click here to view the school district calendar as a reminder. As always, summer reminds us of the importance of family and friends. I hope that each of you are able to spend the remaining time before we return together with your families, hold them close, and hug them tight. Rest and relax for the last few days of your break.
Remember, we are Bayfield, we are Wolverines!
See you soon, 
Mr. Leon Hanhardt