Welcome to Cranberry
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Brad Porinchak, Principal
Welcome back Cougars to an exciting 2019-20 school year! I trust that everyone had a relaxing summer. Our staff looks forward to continue “making tracks toward excellence” as we work together to engage our students, families and community.
We are especially excited this year to welcome Alison Rini as our Assistant Principal. She brings a ton of experience and has been with Sarasota County schools for some time now. Alison is a wonderful addition to our Cranberry family.
Alison and I will be working hard to maintain high achievement levels by ensuring that teachers and staff have high expectations for students and staff. To support our commitment to providing students with a high-quality education, we will be focusing on making learning visible and high expectation teaching. We want students to be able to know what they are learning, why they are learning and know what are their next steps. We are excited to work with our little cougars and watch them reach their highest potential.
Please review your copy of the Student/Family Handbook. We ask that you familiarize yourself with our school policies and procedures. You may also access it through our website (under Resources).
We are looking to expand our School Advisory Council (SAC) membership. Please consider being a part of this important Council. We meet once a month at 3:45 pm. A signup sheet will be sent home the first week of school. Be on the lookout for it.
We are excited to have a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Let’s work together to enrich the lives of our students.
Important items to be on the look-out for:
- Student/Family Handbook (https://www.sarasotacountyschools.net/schools/cranberry) under Resources.
- Title I Compacts are reviewed and signed at Parent Conferences.
- Student Insurance Info
- Lunch Menu
- SAC Information/Sign Up sheet
I look forward to another successful school year and the opportunity to get to know your child.
Brad Porinchak, Principal
SARASOTA COUNTY, December 12, 2019 – Sarasota County Schools is pleased to announce that Atwater Elementary School has been invited to participate in the 2019 – 2020 ECTAC Exceeding Expectations (E2) Project. Currently in its ninth year, the ECTAC E2 Project strives to uplift and recognize Title I schools across Florida that are exceeding expectations related to improving student achievement across many benchmarks.
SARASOTA COUNTY, December 11, 2019 – Heather Young, a 22-year veteran teacher in her first year of teaching visual arts at Venice Elementary School, was named the 2020 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year at the Dec. 11 Ignite Education celebration hosted by the Education Foundation of Sarasota County (EFSC).
Sarasota County School Board Appoints Jody Dumas to the Position of Assistant Superintendent, Chief Operating Officer
SARASOTA COUNTY, December 10, 2019 – The Sarasota County School Board approved the appointment of Jody Dumas to the position of Assistant Superintendent, Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Mr. Dumas has served as both interim COO and the executive director of Facilities, Planning and Construction since June. The school district will look to hire a new executive director to assume his previous position.