Superintendent's Corner

Dear School Community Member:

I hope this issue of the Comet newsletter finds you in the very best of health and spirit.  I would like to begin by wishing us one and all the very best of everything in 2022. I hope that everyone had a safe, healthy and relaxing opportunity to celebrate the holidays.

As the New Year is upon us, we are still dealing with the COVID-19 infection rate rising in our community and in our area. While we are hoping that the infection rate will slow down we are continuing our protocols to keep the infection rate as low as possible in our school buildings while maintaining in-person learning to the greatest extent possible.

In terms of school safety, we dealt with a few online threats in December that ended up not being credible but we took each one seriously and we worked with law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office to make sure that each and every occurrence was fully investigated.  As a result, students, staff and visitors were protected throughout. I am very thankful to our parents for supporting our efforts and for the feedback we have received. I can truly say that this was a team effort that included students, staff, parents, community members and law enforcement.

We will be following up on student internet safety in each of our school buildings and continuing working on the importance of, ”If you see something, say something.”  “If You See Something, Say Something®” is a national campaign that raises public awareness, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. 
In terms of planning for a new school budget, the Board of Education is gearing up for a brand-new budget season with the goal of balancing what students need with what the District can afford. This is never an easy balance to strike, but, for the past few budget seasons we have kept the tax levy increase to a minimum and the Board has that same goal for this new budget season. 

Thank you for your support during these constantly challenging times and may this New Year bring us the things we wish for.

Dr. Katz

Contact Information 

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Dr. Ivan Katz, Superintendent
845-434-6800 ext. 1215

Ms. Sarah Satz
Superintendent's Secretary & District Clerk
845-434-6800 ext. 1215
Fax: 845-434-8346

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Superintendent's Action Plan 2021-2022

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