Dear Chenango Valley Community,
I want to emphasize how proud I am of the work Chenango Valley has done this school year. Since the beginning of the school year, we were able to offer kindergarten through eighth grade students in-person learning daily, and offer a remote option for kindergarten through 12th grade throughout the year. We were also able to have our ninth through 12th grade consistently five days a week, with teams of students alternating their in-person learning every other day, until we were allowed to welcome all in-person learners in grades 9-12 back daily. We had successful athletic seasons as well as multiple clubs, a spring music concert, and a spring musical to be proud of. I share these items as a way to thank our staff, students, and families for supporting our efforts in yet another unusual school year. I am proud to say that because of the support of our Warrior community, we were able to end the school year on a successful and positive note. A true representation of #WarriorStrong.
To our Class of 2021 graduates: I am so proud of you and so excited for your future. The grace, resiliency, and perseverance you have shown has been extraordinary. I know that with this spirit you will continue to do many amazing things in your lives beyond high school. Thank you for your contributions throughout the years of your education here at Chenango Valley and for being role models for the underclassmen. As a Warrior community, we look forward to seeing your continued accomplishments!
At the time I am writing this, I look forward to receiving further guidance on what our next school year will look like. I shared at the beginning of the school year, during our public reopening forums, that COVID-19 has polarizing opinions, but as a public school system we are required to follow all guidance from federal, state, and local authorities. We will continue to keep our families updated and informed based on the guidelines and information received from our local and state health departments. As always, we ask that you please refer to official district communications to ensure you are receiving accurate information.
I wish you all a safe and happy summer filled with an abundance of special moments!
Dr. David P. Gill
Superintendent of Schools