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Superintendent's Corner

September 2019

Can you believe it’s September and the new school year has begun? It is an exciting time and we are looking forward to working with our students and making a positive impact on their lives. We feel blessed to be serving this amazing school-community and we will continue to provide the outstanding education residents are accustomed to in Port Jefferson. We have dynamic new leadership: familiar faces in new roles, and new leaders with unlimited capacity.

Our Board of Education has approved our Goals & Objectives for the 2019-20 school year and they can be viewed on our website www.portjeffschools.org. Our goals include: exceptional student achievement; prudent fiscal management; effective leadership development and continuity; and, healthy, safe, and secure students and staff.

We are reaching out to our school-community for your assistance in revising our Statement of Beliefs. Beliefs represent the guiding ideas by which we should be conducting our school business and making decisions. They serve as the foundation for defining what is important to our school-community, assisting us in our decision-making in the future, and helping to shape our “Royal Vision.” A draft of our proposed guiding ideas can also be viewed on our website.

We improved our facilities over the summer in a variety of ways by: moving our Middle School office, repaving our tennis courts, continuing our roofing project, and beginning to remodel our High School cafeteria. Speaking of cafeteria, we have a new food services provider which promises a greater variety in food choices which are much more pleasing to the palate. This includes lunch and breakfast choices.

Thank you for your continued support. Working together we will make the 2019-20 school year a memorable one for our students!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019