Superintendent's Message 1/11/19

     Published on 1/15/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

First of all, thank you for your patience and understanding with regard to the snow day yesterday. I know that by the time the announcement of our closing got out, there were students and staff who were already on their way to their respective buildings. As I expressed earlier this week, we do our best to make these decisions as early as possible, with the safety and best interest of our students and staff in mind. On occasion, the changing nature of the current and forecasted weather can lead to a later decision than we would like, and I apologize that this was the case this week. Moving forward, we will continue to do our best to make earlier decisions when it comes to weather-related delays and closings.
In spite of the weather, a group of outstanding students and staff made the effort to attend this week’s Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. We recognized an ITC student for receiving a full four-year scholarship to attend Columbia University; Henninger DECA students; a Henninger high jumper for his national recognition; and a PSLA at Fowler EMT student who helped save a man’s life recently. These scholars remind us all of the outstanding work our students are doing, and of the importance of opening our schools each day to allow their learning to continue.
Tomorrow, six SCSD students (five from Henninger & one from Nottingham) will be performing at the OCMEA All-County Festival concert at 3 pm at Baker High School in Baldwinsville. These students are among the best in the area, and I hope you will consider stopping by for this Fine Arts performance!
Finally, this week’s #SCSDLookBack video features ITC students becoming career ready in Auto class, peer book buddies at Van Duyn, ITC students meeting with their career coaches, Meachem students presenting about biomes, guest readers at Syracuse Latin and more. I look forward to seeing more of your exciting lessons, trips and achievements next week!