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September 2021 Message

Michael Healey

 

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:
I hope you had a nice summer and are looking forward to the 2021-22 school year. We are excited to have all of our students, grades Pre-K -12, back for in-person learning here at ACS.

This year, a priority within the district is resetting our focus and getting back to where we left off in March of 2020 - that includes monitoring and ensuring continuous improvements in our students’ academic perfor-mance, providing meaningful opportunities for student engagement, and ensuring that we continue to support the social, emotional, and mental health needs of all our students.

Remaining open for in-person instruction for our students last year, we realized just how important it is, both for our students and for their families, to be in school every day. While we are still operating under COVID safety protocols, and our main priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, we are committed to doing whatever we can to continue to safely keep our school open for in-person instruction this school year.

Last year, we saw firsthand how disruptive quarantines are to our teaching and learning. Considering this, and in working within the requirements of NYS and the Department of Health, I’m confident that we have taken the steps necessary to minimize student and staff quarantines while ensuring that all of our students will be able to attend school in-person, that we are providing a safe learning environment for all of our students, facul-ty, and staff, and that we are offering a broad range of extracurricular, music, and athletic activities and pro-grams for our students.

Looking back at the challenges we overcame last year, the Argyle community showed that anything is possi-ble - even keeping our school open during a pandemic. Looking forward to the year ahead and considering how important it is for our students to be here at school, I’m confident that we are ready and willing to work together to make that happen again!

As always, please feel free to email or call with questions, concerns, or suggestions; my email address is healey_m@argylecsd.org, my phone number is 518-638-8243, ext. 504.
Best wishes for a great 2021-22 school year!

Sincerely,
Michael Healey
Superintendent of Schools