Superintendent

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With summer in full bloom of sunny and rainy days, we hope you are enjoying the warm weather and outdoor activity.  This newsletter contains a variety of useful information, as well as a calendar for the 2017-18 school year.  Greetings to all who are returning and a special welcome to those joining us for the first time and Indian River Central School District.

Construction continues in its second year throughout the District.  Our High School, Middle School, and many of our eight schools are undergoing new construction and/or extensive renovation.  The changes will once again be dramatic, with new masonry work, window wall sections, and new sidewalks with granite curbing at the Middle School; geothermal energy at the High School with underground storage tank removal and extensive classroom renovation, other exterior and sitework will occur at all buildings.  Expanded facilities and space additions to the cafeteria will occur at the Middle School.

Indian River students continue to achieve success in the classroom and on state and local assessments.  Increased scores are notable in Math and English Language Arts.  In the area of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), we have made great gains and are far ahead of many North Country school districts.  We will continue working hard and moving forward to implement the new science standards.

Our graduation rate is 90% which is well above the statewide average.  Congratulations to everyone in the Indian River community for providing the excellent instruction and educational services for our students.

Once again, the Board’s goal is to maintain all of the programs and opportunities for all students to be successful, at a rate indicated by ability, in a safe and orderly environment free of harassment and bullying.  The Board of Education will travel to all of our schools to hold board meetings.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  This is not only an opportunity for the Board to visit all eight school buildings, but also allows them to get feedback from community members.  To help facilitate communication, the Board has listed their e-mail addresses on the District’s web page.  We extend to everyone an invitation to visit our schools, and log onto our website at www.ircsd.org.

Thank you,

James Kettrick
Superintendent of Schools

 

 

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