Jonathan Ross Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools
Dear Members of the Blind Brook Community:
It is with great anticipation and expectations that I welcome everyone back to begin a new academic year!
I am indebted to all twelve-month employees of the District for their diligence in preparing our schools for another opening. Our facilities personnel have gone above and beyond again this summer with the painting, cleaning and polishing they have completed. Our clerical staff have also performed their due diligence in getting all textbooks, supplies and materials ordered and delivered for our teachers and students to use this fall. Our administrators have overseen the creation and dissemination of information for parents including student schedules, cafeteria and transportation information, and information about all of the important activities that will occur in the weeks ahead. I urge all in our school community to review the District Calendar, family guidebooks, and other resources available at the District Website. And in the weeks ahead, I urge all to especially keep an eye out for information about two important District initiatives - the $44.7 million bond referendum on October 17th and the pending appointment of an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment to join our administrative team at some point soon.
I am inspired, and I believe everyone in our school community is as well, to continue to do the good work expected of us as we assist all students in their pursuit of excellence in school. We believe in the vision for our schools set forth by the Board of Education and we stand ready to accomplish our ongoing Mission. We believe that Blind Brook is an outstanding public school system with a dedicated faculty and staff. We believe that we have available to us a physically and emotionally safe and healthy environment necessary for the growth and development of our students. And we believe that all students can and will learn to the limits of their desire and potential. These beliefs serve as our beacon; they will guide us and move us forward in the future.
I invite all members of our community to communicate with us as we begin the 2017-2018 school year. Let us know what you think about our schools. I encourage you to communicate with your child’s teachers by attending open houses and other parent meetings, and everyone is always welcome to attend Board of Education meetings. Join the Blind Brook PTA and participate in their activities; they are an invaluable resource for our schools, and your children. And please, always remember to discuss with your children and your grandchildren how their day went in school. Reinforce the importance of learning and let them know how much you want them to succeed and be happy in school.
My very best wishes to all for a great school year!
Superintendent of Schools