A Message From Our Superintendent


Dear Members of Our School Community,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 new school year!  And what a new year it will be as each building has benefited from community support for the school budget and with funds from the bond, capital and maintenance allocations.

Our elementary schools at Burns, Dutch, Fork and Old Country Road will open with brand new library media centers ready to welcome students into 21st century learning environments.  When visiting East Street School, please note that the main office has been re-located to the first floor by the gym right next to the new security entrance.  All of our school buildings will have certain instructional spaces upgraded to the most current heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.  Please see your building principal regarding these classrooms. 

The middle school will open with new ceiling and lighting throughout the building, a new security “man trap” system and vestibule at the Jerusalem Avenue entrance, new cafeteria flooring, and a renovated health office.

The high school will open with a new cafeteria and re-located tennis courts.  Renovation of the high school auditorium will continue until mid-year and we are looking forward to beginning construction on the aquatic center mid-fall.  Please access the district website to follow the progress of all projects.

Exciting learning opportunities will continue for our students including the district Pre-K program at Burns, Dutch and Woodland, expansion of Foreign Language in the elementary schools (FLES) to grade 4, a new elementary science program and Olweus, the new social, emotional learning program for grades K-5.

Secondary students will enjoy new courses in Advanced Placement Research, Financial Algebra, Food for Thought, The ABC’s of Positive Living, Medical Science and new textbooks for French.

We offer you this School Calendar and Parent Guide as a communication tool to keep you informed.  This year we have placed all the Board of Education committee and advisory meetings at the back of the calendar for your scheduling convenience.  We welcome your attendance and participation at the Board of Education meetings in strengthening home-school connections.  I welcome and encourage your participation and look forward to sharing, with pride, our commitment in providing outstanding opportunities to prepare our students for a world they will meet upon graduation and beyond.


Marianne Litzman