It is with great pleasure that I welcome back our students, teachers, and staff to the 2021-2022 school year – a year filled with promise and achievement!
As Superintendent of the Greenburgh Graham UFSD, it is my mission to ensure that our students receive the education and services necessary for them to advance into society as adults with a clear focus, a sense of confidence to pursue their dreams and a purpose that will continue to cultivate as they advance in life and on to their future careers. I am amazed every day as I watch our students grow academically and socially, as I listen to their success stories and how hard they strive to make today just a little bit better than yesterday. Struggles are a part of our everyday lives, and we encourage our students to embrace these obstacles by giving them the tools they need to manage stressful situations. We have the power to make a positive impact on the lives of our students every day. It is up to us to use this influence to remove barriers, support students in their challenges, and give them access to the knowledge and information that will enable them to reach their full potential.
Our teachers, staff, and administrators have been working diligently in preparation for the new school year to ensure that we meet the developmental needs of our students in order for them to begin to form the basis of ideas and actions; giving them the opportunity to be an integral part of our society. The integration of the Wilson Reading Program over the past 3-years has proven extremely effective as evidenced by the increase in students' ELA scores. The District utilizes the I-Ready assessment tool for intervention in math and reading and this year we launched Mastery Connect. This online assessment is an advanced academic evaluation program that directly targets the students' level of achievement and provides parents/guardians with a "real-time" snapshot of students' academic progress.
Our "Every Student Every Day" program emphasizes the benefits of students attending school every day. This program underscores the importance of student attendance and provides parents and guardians the support they need to ensure that their child/children benefit daily from a curriculum that is designed to enhance their academic, social and emotional achievements.
I truly believe the collaborative efforts of our teachers, staff, and parents/guardians along with the partnerships we have forged with our community will give our children the tools they need to reach their full potential.
On behalf of the School Board, we wish the entire Greenburgh Graham family an exciting and successful school year.
Oliver B. Levy