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!
Superintendent's Security Presentation