A Message From Your Superintendent:
Dear Community Residents,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2012-13 school year in the Three Village Central School District. As I stated in my summer message, this is my 29th year in the district, and I am privileged to begin it as your new superintendent of schools.
In late August, we welcomed back our teaching and professional staff members during our annual Superintendent’s Conference Day. As this year marks the inaugural year of our state’s new Annual Professional Performance Review initiative, much of the event focused on the details of the new law. In Three Village, we have for many years implemented a professional review program for our staff members, and as such, we see the state’s new APPR as an extension of the protocols we already had in place. That being said, we have dedicated countless hours to fine-tuning our practices and creating new protocols in order to ensure our compliance with state regulations. We are pleased to report that our APPR was approved by the State Education Department on August 30th.
Despite the uncooperative weather, our students returned to our schools with bright smiles on September 4 and were warmly welcomed by the staff in each of the respective buildings. Although the summer months were busy ones in our district and seemed to pass so quickly, we are very happy to have your children back in our schools once again. Our parent-teacher conferences will be taking place in the months ahead; I implore all of our parents to take full advantage of these opportunities and make the time to meet your child’s teacher(s). I firmly believe that our educational team is one of the best on Long Island, and I am confident that you too will see them as highly effective professionals and excellent resources.
There are many exciting programs planned during the course of the year, and I invite our entire community to attend our events when appropriate. Our district calendar, posted in both PDF format and broken down by school/district event listing, is posted on our website. I encourage you to take the time to review the information and try to join us for one of our amazing student musicals, concerts, art shows or sporting events. As Dr. Kerman and I mentioned in our calendar message, it truly does take a village to raise a child, and we are most fortunate to be living and working in the Three Villages.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy school year.
Superintendent of Schools