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From the Superintendent's Desk
Dear School Community Member,
As we prepare to welcome the return of our students and staff for the new school year, I thought I would provide an update on the improvements to the facilities and school building readiness. If you have been at any of our buildings, you have seen a tremendous amount of activity. To summarize, here are some of the efforts that have been undertaken this summer:
The Elementary School has completed its annual summer cleaning, sanitation and classroom moves. The fields have been maintained and readied for the start of our fall sports seasons. A new camera system has been installed and all safety systems inspected.
The Middle and High Schools have also completed the annual summer cleaning, sanitation and classroom moves. The fields have been maintained and readied for the start of our fall sports seasons. A new camera system has been installed and all safety systems inspected. A Capital Outlay project is planned to provide some modest improvements to the High School auditorium which will take place this winter.
Phase V of the DEC remediation is going well and is on schedule to be completed later this summer.
The planning of the Capital Project scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020 is nearly complete. At the Elementary School, it will include new roofs, an expanded play area, parking lot and mechanical systems and at the Middle and High Schools new roofs, a playground, tennis courts, track resurfacing, a parking lot and mechanical systems.
Finally, it is important to note that the District has initiated an effort to develop a “Master Plan” for the next ten years. Building on our Roy-Hart 2028 efforts in 2018-2019, it is our plan to develop our academic vision for the schools. Once we know the plan for academics, intra-curricular, extra-curricular, interscholastic and other “beliefs” of the District, we can begin to plan our next steps in improving our buildings and grounds.
Our efforts to improve our schools and become high performing academically will take a concerted effort of our entire community. I look for your support, comments and recommendations. As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out and say hello when you see me around the schools and town, follow me on Twitter @DrStopinski or contact me by email at email@example.com
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools