50 South Washington Ave.
Oxford, NY 13830
607.843.2025 x 1305
July 1, 2020
Academy High School Parents and Students,
It has been
a hundred years since education has had to confront the challenges we had to
face this past year. We met them together and that is what I have always loved
about this district. We are small but our strength comes from our collective
efforts from you the community, families, students, and teachers.
Our focus is
still the same now as it was in March and that is student centric instruction.
Teachers, staff, and I are meeting with teachers and staff from all the
buildings tasked to address health and safety, operations, and instruction and develop
a plan for a return to school in one option or another. We do realize that we
cannot return to the same normalcy that we have had the luxury of having in
previous years. Words like social distancing, pandemic, and continuity of
learning are new words to our current vocabulary.
continue to work together always focused on our students. A survey will be
coming out soon from our instructional committee. I invite your responses and we will share our
plan once we get decisions from the three committees and the state gives us the
guardrails we need to plan productively to move forward with a reentry plan.
I have been
honored to be a part of the leadership team for the district for eighteen years
and am excited to work with the teachers and staff in the High School this year
as the principal. As always, I look forward with great anticipation to what
September 2020 brings us. I hope you have all been able to spend quality time
with your children/grandchildren thus far, and enjoy the summer.
Academy High School Principal