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Administration

  Mr. Antonio Santana

Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Antonio Santana

 

November 2022


The school year is in full gear with clubs running, athletics in full swing, including the high school’s pep rally and fantastic homecoming game, college fairs, guest speakers, trips, students earning accolades, great learning activities K-12, and hallways full of eager students. There are a lot of great things happening in our learning community!

As a learning community, we continue to assess our instructional practices, analyze data, and develop strategies that will help support our students. We have implemented instructional coaches, literacy programs, and have been working with the State Education Department to develop targeted plans to address instructional gaps. A student’s academic success, however, is a community effort. Please be sure to check your child’s portal to monitor their progress on a regular basis. The first quarter for secondary schools ends on Friday, November 4. We strongly encourage parents to participate in our parent / teacher conferences scheduled this month. Ultimately it is through our collaborative efforts that we can best support our students.

Academics is just a part of a student’s experience. The social component to the school experience is also extremely important and plays a vital role in the overall success of our students. Promoting a culture of care and a sense of belonging for our students is a priority as we work to best support the social and emotional needs of our learners. Fostering a positive and supportive learning environment is essential to a child's sense of agency. To this end, we have implemented restorative practices coaches, community circles, and various programs to help support students in need and encourage them to seek out help when needed. We also want to empower students to be advocates for themselves and their peers. It goes without saying that we encourage parents and community members to be a part of this dynamic, working collaboratively with the schools and alerting us should there ever be any concerns seen or heard. It really does take a village!

Above and beyond meeting student needs, during the month of November, the South Country Central School District will be hosting a variety of events that include, but are not limited to the high school's production of Rumors by Neil Simon, the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, the start of our winter concerts, family engagement nights, food drives, blood drives, and photo days for all of our students. It should be also noted that our winter sports season starts on Monday, November 14 - so please come out to support our Clippers!

Your feedback is always important to us as we continue to work collectively towards the success of our students. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

As always, it is a real pleasure to serve the South Country Community as its superintendent of schools. Please stay safe and healthy and best wishes for a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday.


Sincerely,

Antonio Santana
Superintendent of Schools


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Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Antonio Santana
Phone: 631-730-1510
aSantana@southcountry.org

Secretary

Sara Cioffaletti
Phone: 631-730-1510
FAX: 631-286-6394
scioffaletti@southcountry.org

 


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