Principal's Message


Doug Smith

Message from the Principal

As principal of Adamsville Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at Adamsville. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our Adamsville Elementary family. We strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and utilize the seven habits of happy kids to be in charge of their own learning.

Here at Adamsville Elementary, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze data to determine current skill levels and set goals for growth and improvement.

We are also excited to have two new teachers join us at Adamsville. They are Courtney Hinze- 6th grade Math/Science and Jennifer Parker-Intervention Specialist. We all so have two new autism units which are served by excellent teachers and aides. They will all do a great job!

Registration Gateway

The Registration Gateway Update system is open for returning Tri-Valley students.  All families will be need to access the system to update their child's medical information, emergency contacts, and sign forms.  Students will NOT be permitted to access the internet using school devices until the update is complete.  The system will be open until September 22nd.  Go to, click on PARENTS at the top, Student Registration..., Registration Gateway on the left, Current TV Families (Update).  Use your youngest child's ID number and date of birth including the / (ex. 01/01/2000).


Transportation changes

Please, please, please try to make sure that when your child leaves for school, they know how they will get home. We have received many phone calls late in the day already. Our wonderful secretary takes the message, then has to get word to the classrooms to your child. This makes it difficult for her to do her job and for the students and teachers to be totally productive. Please try to limit calls to school after 1:00PM to emergency situations only.


Additional information


Annual Notification of Emergencies

Tri- Valley Schools are now required to annually notify parents and legal guardians how they will be notified of emergencies. In the event of an actual emergency, parents will be notified via text alert, TEC and the TV website.

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an actual emergency, whether a tornado or lockdown, please do NOT come to school to pick-up your children. If we are in our Tornado Safety position or Lockdown, there will not be anyone in the office to let you in the building.

Changes to Grading Policy

Parents of students in grades 2-8 will likely notice a shift in grading philosophy as we begin the 2019-20 school year. This shift will move the district more in the direction of grading actual student performance. In order to better prepare our students for the competitive atmosphere of higher education and or the workplace, it is our belief that performance matters.  There will be less emphasis on homework grades and participation grades moving forward, and much more emphasis on actual student performance. Students will have less opportunity to impact their grades with extra credit or homework because we want them to understand the value and importance of learning the academic content. Our goal moving forward is for the grades on our student’s report cards to reflect their actual academic performance. These grades will be valuable measurements that parents can utilize to accurately predict their child’s success on state and national assessments.


Our wonderful 1st grade teacher Nancy Spillman has been selected the Adamsville 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. 


PTO events

There are many excellent events being held by our outstanding PTO throughout the school year. Please consider being a part of this organization and supporting our students. For further information please call the school.


Paperless Report Cards/ Interim Reports

Tri-Valley Schools will no longer be doing paper report cards. Parents will be able to access interim reports and grade cards on-line through the parent access section of progress book. Information was sent home on the 1st day of school.



Have a great week!

Mr. Smith




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