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Dr. Stephanie Downey Toledo

Dr. Stephanie Downey Toledo, Superintendent

Strategic Planning Process

Dear Central Falls Community,

Wondering what the future looks like for the Central Falls Schools?

Thanks to your help (by participating in surveys, interviews, and focus groups), we have created a strategic plan to improve our schools.

To learn more about this plan, watch this trilingual video. (To watch in English, start the video at 14:11)

Let us know your opinion of this video by completing this short survey: https://bit.ly/3obbVNs

Welcome Messages

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Team CFSD,

Thank you to everyone who shared input for the Root Cause Equity Analysis done by the Equity Institute over the past six months. At tonight's Board of Trustees meeting, EI will present their report. In case you are not able to stream in, I have also included links to the report in English and the executive summary in Spanish. 

We will be reviewing this Equity Analysis alongside our draft 5-year strategic plan to ensure we are addressing core issues as we work to continuously improve CFSD. 

If you have questions and/or want to share ideas for how we address matters raised in the report, please reach out to me and our CFSD Project Manager for Equity Implementation, Lesdin Salazar.

In partnership,


The McKenna Center Relaunch

Welcome Back Letter

Letter From Our Superintendent


Welcome back to the school year 2021-2022!  We are so excited to welcome 100% of students back to in-person learning. Our shared focus this year is to support students, in learning and overall health and wellness.

While the pandemic brought so much loss, we now look to the future and how we can make our schools even better than they were before covid. With an incredible staff, incredible families, the best students, and a huge investment of resources from the federal government, we have all the ingredients for a recipe for success. 

As we look ahead to the next few months, here are some of the many ways we’d love to have you get involved in your child’s education:

1. {Attendance} Support your child to attend school EVERY day!

2. {School Improvement Teams} Join the School Improvement Team at your child’s school to learn more about what’s happening and share your thoughts. This is where you can also give input on how the school invests the Covid relief funds (ESSER $$). 

3. {McKenna Center for Family and Community Engagement}  Based on your feedback, we are re-launching the building at 115 Illinois as the District’s hub for families including registration, tech support, and a place to get questions answered as well as gather with other families! 

4. {New High School} In November you’ll have an opportunity to vote to approve a new high school for Central Falls. Additionally, we’d love for you to help create the vision of what it should have inside - science labs? Medical clinic? A community workout facility? We want to hear your ideas. 

5. {Strategic Plan} Finally, we want to hear from 100% of families about your dreams and ideas for the future of CF Schools. By December we will create a 5-year plan of how to achieve the vision you set forth. In fact, if you want to start sharing your ideas, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3CzKJxh

Si desea leer la carta de la Superintendente en español, haga clic aquí.

Para ler a carta do Superintendente em português clique aqui.

#cfREADSdesign Launch

This school year we are embarking on a district-wide redesign. While we work towards designing the schools of the future, we are simultaneously focused on our most foundational work -- developing strong readers!  So as part of the #cfRedesign, January 2, 2019, we launched our #cfREADSdesign.

Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about learning and teaching in the Central Falls School District. Our work is guided by our CFSD Blueprint for Success.