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superSuperintendent's Message

September 2019

Dear Connetquot Families,

As we usher in the month of September, I am pleased to welcome all our families to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Whether your child is entering the Connetquot Central School District for the first time or is preparing to start their senior year of high school, I hope that their year is filled with much personal growth, many exciting experiences and a multitude of happiness.

This summer has been a busy one for our district, as we broke ground on a number of capital improvement projects and completed several curriculum development initiatives designed to elevate our programs.

As part of the bond approved by voters this past May, planning began for playground upgrades at each of our elementary schools. The new spaces are designed to keep our students engaged in fun activities during outdoor play, and I look forward to seeing their excited faces when they step onto the playgrounds for the first time.

In addition to the elementary playgrounds, the district also completed an emergency replacement of the high school gymnasium floor this summer. Late last school year, cracks in the flooring were identified, and in order to ensure our students' safety, it was determined that the floor needed to be replaced. Because it was covered by insurance, the repairs for this project were completed at no cost to the district.

As we look to the coming year, our students can look forward to a number of educational initiatives. This year, we will introduce our new Creative Computing Computer Science Academy at the high school. This initiative has evolved over the past few years to provide our high school students with the chance to immerse themselves in the study of a specific career path. To date, we have four different Academy pathways. We will also be expanding our high school AP Capstone program to include AP Research and AP Seminar to help students cultivate problem-solving and critical thinking skills on a deeper level. At the elementary level, we will implement a revised and updated mathematics curriculum as well as roll out the fourth year of our elementary literacy plan. Districtwide, our students will continue to be engaged in hands-on learning through the use of our online coding platform, makerspaces in all building libraries and elementary innovation labs.

And this is only the beginning. Throughout the year, we will continue to look for ways to further enhance our programs as we work collaboratively to plan for the future.

Please accept my best wishes for an enjoyable and successful school year!

Sincerely,

Lynda G. Adams, Ed.D.
 
Superintendent of Schools

 

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