District Office

District Office

February/March 2020 Message

Michael Healey

While it seems like September was only a few weeks ago, we’ve reached the midway point of the 2019-2020 school year! I always like to use this time of year as a “checkpoint” to ensure we are making progress on our goals and initiatives. One area that we continue to focus on is partnering with students, parents, and guardians to improve our students’ attendance.

As I’ve pointed out in the past, a student who misses 14 days of school per year, starting in Kindergarten, will miss the equivalent of one full year of school by the time he or she reaches 12th grade. Fourteen days of school each year seems like a lot of school to miss, and while our student attendance has improved this year, we still have a number of students missing school on a regular basis. Over the course of the school year, the district will be reaching out to discuss options we have available for improving student attendance. Please contact us if your child is experiencing difficulties with school attendance, our faculty and staff are here to support you and your family.

As you will remember, and as part of our recent capital project, the District replaced the stage area in the “old” gym with a great, new community fitness space. I’m happy to announce that our new fitness center is ready to open to the Argyle community! Starting on February 3rd, the Argyle Community Fitness Center will be staffed and open for Argyle community member use every Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm!

Community members (age 13 and up) interested in joining the Community Fitness Center will need to watch a 15-minute orientation video, complete a waiver, and submit a $10 deposit for a fitness center door access fob; all information, including video and waiver is available on our District website (www.argylecsd.org) or in the Argyle Central School District Main Of- fice (during regular school hours).

The opening of our new fitness center, coupled with our very popular community walking program and our new outdoor basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts, provide our students and community members with great health and wellness opportunities to take advantage of! Please contact the main office to learn more about joining the Argyle CSD Fitness Center.

February and March finds us right in the middle of the 2020-21 school budget planning process. In late January, we received the Governor’s proposed 2020-21 State Budget projections and
now we await the final state budget in April. A portion of each
BOE meeting between now and May will be devoted to the

2020-21 budget development process. I encourage you to join us at our BOE meetings to learn more about the Argyle Central School budget development process.

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 suggestions, 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.