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Superintendent of Schools


A Message from Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly

August 2021

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

A few weeks ago, we successfully closed out a historic school year and here we are now - so close to opening day! I hope you and your children are enjoying your summer. We kicked off the summer by watching our Class of 2021 end their high school career in spectacular fashion - in person - being cheered on by staff, faculty, family and friends! We will miss our seniors and wish them much success in their future! We also celebrated the work and dedication of our wonderful staff and faculty members who retired at the end of the school year!

This summer, 681 students attended our summer school program! Students were actively engaged in enriching experiences with their peers. Our administrators, clerical office team, and buildings and grounds department have been busy preparing for the new school year. When students, staff and faculty return this September, they will notice new playgrounds at Forest and Tooker, new floors in our Forest Avenue library and main office, as well as all our usual yearly touch ups that take place over the summer. Please visit our website,, to view pictures of our ongoing and completed facility upgrades. Throughout this summer, we have been planning new school year programs that will provide our students with necessary academic, social and emotional support throughout the school year. Information regarding these new programs will be conveyed via parent emails, letters and building meetings in September.

We have also been actively planning the safe reopening of our schools for September. Please take a moment to review my August 17th BOE presentation (posted on the website and check your summer emails as important information regarding our procedures for reopening of schools in September will be sent out as plans are finalized.

Please let your children know we are so excited to welcome them on September 2nd! As you know, I love to highlight our students, promote their accomplishments and share all the wonderful things occurring in our schools. I’d like to start off the school year by flooding our school district social media with pictures of opening day smiles and excitement! Please send your back-to-school student and family pictures to We will post them on the district’s Facebook and Twitter pages for all to enjoy.

If, at any point throughout the school year, you have any questions or concerns regarding curriculum, instruction, your child’s progress, school district policies, mental health supports, district offerings and/or safety procedures, please reach out to the appropriate staff or faculty member. I have attached the chain of communication for your review and use as needed.

I look forward to working collaboratively with our teams to continue to promote and support a culture of academic, social and emotional excellence for ALL stakeholders. I hope you continue to have a relaxing and enjoyable summer. I look forward to seeing your child(ren) on opening day, September 2, and celebrating their success throughout the school year!

Together - we will have a wonderful 2021-2022 school year!

Yours truly, 

Yiendhy Farrelly, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools