District Office

District Office

September Message

Michael HealeyWelcome to the 2019-20 school year! We are looking forward to a great school year with many exciting initiatives, programs, and opportunities for the students of the Argyle community. Our focus for the upcoming school year will continue to center around supporting our students in five specific areas:

 Continuous improvement of student academic achievement

 Improving student attendance

 Supporting the social, emotional, and mental health of our students

 Increasing our students’ involvement in extracurricular and community activities, and

 Providing opportunities for our students to enhance their learning through the use of technology.

Over the course of the coming school year, you will see the District’s attention to each of the above areas demonstrated 
in a number of specific ways, including:

 Continued transition to the NEXT Generation learning standards.

 Automated daily school attendance calls to ensure effective home-school communication.

 Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School student support teams to ensure the individual needs of our students are 
being met.

 Opportunities for students to participate in exciting extracurricular and athletic opportunities, including a new 
athletic merger with Fort Edward allowing our Jr./Sr. students to participate in interscholastic bowling.

 Increased student access to technology by ensuring iPad and Chromebook access for all students PreK-12, 
renovating our original Distance Learning room, and using grants to support our Jr./Sr. High Technology and Agricultural classes by securing additional VEX Robotics units, a laser cutter/engraving machine, an automated wreath making machine, and a reverse osmosis machine for maple syrup production. 

The safety of our students and staff continues to be the District’s number one priority. In addition to safety and security 
upgrades made last year, including the addition of our Special Patrol Officer and our enhanced lock-down system, we have added external emergency notification systems and transitioned to a video door access/staff ID badge system that secures who has access to the school; this ensures that only authorized personnel or those who are granted access by our monitor are able to enter our locked exterior doors. I also want to take this opportunity to let you know of a change to the start time of our school day. In order to ensure compliance with a new state requirement, the district will now be starting the school day at 8:14 am; this one-minute change will not affect morning bus runs or our breakfast program, but it will require students to report to class by 8:14 am each day. 

Driving by the school, you might have noticed our new electronic sign. We are looking forward to sharing the exciting 
achievements of our students and informing the community of important events on our new sign! Please make sure you check our sign, as well as our website and social media pages, for important updates.

In closing, I want to thank you for your continued support of the Argyle Central School District. 
Please continue to stop in the Main Office, email, or call me to share your suggestion, concerns, and ideas, I can be reached at 518-638-8243, ext. 304 or healey_m@argylecsd.org.

Michael Healey, Superintendent of School

Please feel free to stop in the Main Office, e-mail, or call if I can be of assistance; my e-mail address is healey_m@argylecsd.org, my phone number is 518-638-8243, ext. 304.