Dear UFRSD Community,

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

In response to Yeats quote, many ask, “How can you light that fire?” The UFRSD is constantly looking to light that fire by providing rigor and relevance within our curriculum and by offering dynamic and passionate instruction each and every day. Ultimately, we strive to “light every fire” within the hearts and minds of our students. First, and foremost, though, we must offer our students a voice, lend them our ears and show that we genuinely care for them, because “Kids don’t care what you know until they know you care.” - Unknown
Curriculum is living and breathing. I hope these pages provide you with insight into what we are teaching, how we are teaching it, and the initiatives we are undertaking to constantly enhance our work with students. On this page and the various links that extend from it, we hope that you see an ever-changing and always rigorous curriculum for our students.

For parents, these pages should serve as a vehicle for both information and input. Visit our Curriculum and Instruction links to the left to read about the many things happening within the UFRSD. Additionally, you can access our curriculum maps by clinking on Curriculum Information
As Ernest Boyer wrote in The Basic School, "parents are a child's first and most essential teachers." We value your input. If at any time you have questions or comments about the curriculum and how it is being taught, please feel free to contact me by phone or email. 

Teachers may find the Curriculum Overview useful for exploring the content taught by their colleagues at different grade levels or in different departments. The Teacher Resource page represents an attempt to compile those documents and weblinks most useful to our staff. Feel free to explore them and to email me with others you think might be helpful to your colleagues. 

The Student Resources on this site are a selection of those available on the websites at each individual school. I encourage you to use them to reinforce what you are learning, to explore new ideas, and to support you in your research. All that we do in this district is designed to foster your curiosity, creativity, and competency as learners. If you have suggestions for more we can be doing, please feel free to let me know. 
I am truly honored to be serving as the assistant superintendent in a district so committed to the crafting of high quality curriculum and to the implementation of instruction based on recognized best practice. Most of all, I am honored to be serving in a district so committed to developing the mind and character of each individual student. 
I look forward to working with parents, staff, and students, and I appreciate your patience and your input as we continually add to the content of this website. 

Mark Guterl
Assistant Superintendent

 Mark Guterl
 Louise San Nicola
Assistant Superintendent
Twitter: @AsstSuperUFRSD