Principal's Message

Dear Carmen Arace Intermediate School Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am excited to start another school year as the principal of Carmen Arace Intermediate School.  I want to thank you for trusting your children with us whether you are at home or in the building. Our goal is to develop and prepare your children for the best of what life has to offer. Each fall our families entrust us with their children. When they are part of Carmen Arace Intermediate School they will be safe, happy, and learning how to become college and career ready. We look forward to working collaboratively with our families and the community to build a better world.

CAIS students will be challenged to further develop their understanding of the concepts and the academic skills aligned to the Common Core State Standards. They will use this knowledge to ensure that they are prepared for middle school, high school, college, and career. Supporting students to engage in their learning is a team effort. Please make sure to utilize the POWERSCHOOL feature to ensure that work is being handed in, assignments are being completed, and review test grades. Please reach out at any time to your child’s teacher(s) to ask for clarification or support.

During the 2020-2021 school-year, CAIS will use the Restorative Practices and the CPS (Collaborative & Proactive Solutions) ideology to assure the healthy social development of every child so that each one has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world. Restorative Practices is a process that helps our students to understand his/her importance in our school community. CPS is used to support the development of problem solving skills and works to teach ways of thinking about unsolved problems. For more information about CPS, please visit

In order to keep the focus on growth, we need to make sure students understand what a GOOD HUMAN “looks like”, “sounds like”, and “feels like” in all of the settings in and around our school.  We will continue our school wide focus of “Being a Good Human”. The traits of a good human at CAIS are: RESPECT, EMPATHY, and RESPONSIBILITY. We want our students to be AWARE of their surroundings and how they affect others and others affect them.

As always, I wish you all a wonderfully productive school year and hope to develop an open line of communication between your homes and our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Sarah L. Williams

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