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From the Superintendent's Desk

  • Dear School Community Members, 

    Over the past two months, our Strategic Planning Committee has been engaged in the process of developing a set of values that represent who we are as a Roy-Hart community.   Surveys were gathered from over 225 people, over 125 people were involved in focus group conversations and the Planning Committee has met for multiple hours working to synthesize all of the feedback.


    As part of the Middle School’s Positive Behavioral System, the staff developed a set of guiding principles (or values) in 2019 for the day to day interactions of the students and staff of the school.   The RAMS Way includes our Roy-Hart Community being Respectful, Accountable, Motivated and Successful.  Just prior to the mid-winter recess, I had a chance to visit the students and staff of the Middle School on one of my weekly walkabouts.  I was impressed with how the students understood the meaning of the RAMS Way.  Whether in the classroom, cafeteria, school bus or playground, the students could easily share the expectations of themselves, specifically being respectful, accountable, motivated and successful.

    As the Strategic Planning Committee nears the time to make a recommendation to the Board of Education, I wonder whether the RAMS Way might be applicable to all students, staff, families and community members.  I believe that it is, and look forward to ongoing discussions with the Planning Committee and Board of Education.

    As always, please continue the use of masks, physical distancing and handwashing.  Together, we can keep our schools open and continue to provide the instruction and services needed by our children.  


    Dr. Hank Stopinski

    Superintendent of Schools


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  • Dear School Community Members,

    Each day that school is in session, a report is filed to the New York State Department of Health regarding the District’s status in relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Data reported includes students, teachers and staff enrolled in the school district on-site and off-site. This information is either shared by the parent/guardian of the student, notified by teachers, and staff, or communicated by the local health department as part of the contact tracing effort.  The dashboard can be found here and is updated on a daily basis.

    If you have any questions regarding recent guidance on the COVID-19 virus or pandemic, please consider a visit to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or New York State Department of Health websites.

    The following is a daily report summary for all three buildings including the Roy-Hart Learning Center at the Elementary School campus:

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