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Superintendent's Corner

Welcome Back Letter 2021

 

Dear Freeport Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The summer has gone by too quickly. I hope you and your families are well and found time to relax and refresh. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of spending quality time with yourself and with others in pursuit of the things we look forward to in life. There was so much going on in Freeport Schools with our expanded summer school sessions. In addition, we have been busily planning for the safe return of all our students and staff. It is very exciting to be beginning the school year with our buildings filled with all our students. We have come so far together, and we will continue to maintain our vigilance in following the protocols that will keep us safe and healthy.

We will still follow the guidance set forth by the CDC, AAP, NYSED, and the NCDOH. We will be continuing with the wearing of masks by everyone indoors, masks outdoors are optional, physical distancing in classrooms and buildings, daily temperature checks, and the enhanced hygiene and sanitization protocols. We will still be following the guidelines for contact tracing and the updated guidelines for quarantine. The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defense against the virus and I strongly encourage you to get vaccinated if you have not already done so. Together, we are prepared to make this school year a safe and healthy one for everyone.

Our laser focus on the health and well-being of our students, staff and families will continue this year. Many of our students are returning to us for the first time since March 2020 and it may be a big adjustment. We are prepared to support our students’ social-emotional growth and address any mental health needs that may arise. The past year has shown us how strong and united we can be to provide the means and resources to raise the opportunities and spirits of our students, colleagues and community. I am so very proud of all we have accomplished. We are beginning the next phase of our amazing journey. We continue to Be the Change and Inspire growth and greatness in our District.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer. We look forward to welcoming our K – 12 students and staff back on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 1st. Together, we will succeed in making this an extraordinary year.

Sincerely,
 
Kishore Kuncham, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools