MESSAGE FROM DR. JOHN E. STIMMEL
Dear Sayville Schools Community,
At this time when our town and most of the world face the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, I would like to call to mind those things that give us reason to feel gratitude, remembrance, and hope.
First, let us all give thanks to the health care professionals and first responders who have stepped into harm’s way every day during this crisis to protect our health and the health and safety of our loved ones. Let us also thank the essential workers of Sayville Schools who have been reporting regularly for work so that the District continues to function. This includes administrators, clerical, security, food service workers, and custodial staff. Thanks as well to our teachers and support staff who are adapting to new and challenging ways to provide for the academic and social-emotional needs of our students. Thank you to our parents and students for their support, hard work, and many acts of kindness. Lastly, thank you to the Board of Education for its leadership and support through this difficult time.
There are many families throughout our region who are grieving the loss of loved ones, and there are many others who have been negatively impacted by illness or financial hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. May the grief and the hardship soon pass. We will not forget the pain and sacrifice that they have experienced.
Finally, may we all hold onto the hope symbolized by the season of spring. COVID-19 has knocked us down, but it has not knocked us out. Our schools are unnaturally quiet right now, but someday soon they will again be filled with the sounds of our children learning, laughing, singing, playing, performing, and engaging in all the good things that Sayville Schools has to offer.
I wish you all a Blessed Passover, Happy Easter, and a Healthy Spring.
Dr. John Stimmel, Sayville Superintendent of Schools
99 Greeley Avenue
Sayville, NY 11782
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