Superintendent's Corner

February 2022

As we near the end of February and approach a new season, there is much to be optimistic about in our school district. We are ready to welcome warm weather and exciting happenings throughout our schools in the upcoming months.

Thankfully, COVID-19 case counts steadily fall across our region, and health experts continue to tell us that we are quickly moving toward a place where the virus will no longer dominate our everyday lives. We will continue to revise our health and safety practices accordingly and are optimistic that we are on a path toward normalcy.

Spring field trips are being scheduled, and our students are getting ready for traditional academic milestones, sports, and activities. There are several notable events on the horizon, such as the PJAS Science Fair, the Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon State Championships, spring musicals, and more. We are embracing the sense of community that comes with these celebrated occasions.

We are excited for changes that are in the works for Franconia Elementary School and Indian Valley Middle School. Multi-year construction projects at each school are expected to commence this summer as we update key facility elements, improve learning environments, and promote energy efficiency. A roofing project at Indian Crest Middle School this summer will also fulfill one of our top facility priorities.

Preparations are also underway for welcoming the inaugural full-day kindergarten class in the fall of 2022-2023. Our full-day kindergarten program will continue to emphasize the importance of developmentally appropriate practices and provide time for deeper learning to ensure that fundamental skills are secured. Registration for the full-day program will open in March, and families can find more information about the program on our Web site.

Our school district continues to find new ways to live out our slogan: A Community Where Character Counts! I have the utmost gratitude for the patience and perseverance of our students, staff, and community members over the last two years. Thank you for your part in making SASD such a strong school community.

Sincerely,

Frank Gallagher

Frank T. Gallagher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools