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Mr. Timothy R. Ryan
Timothy R. Ryan
BGCSD
18 Juliand Street
Bainbridge, NY 13733
607-967-6321
 
Message from the Superintendent
Welcome fall! It seems the warm, albeit wet, summer days have given way to chilly evenings and foggy mornings. The school year is off and running! What a tremendous opening we had this year. It is great to have the staff and students back in the buildings. When you visit our campus, please notice the newly painted halls, shiny floors and refinished gymnasium floors.
 
The maintenance staff did a phenomenal job readying our buildings for the new school year. Our sports teams are enjoying much success and the district is offering FREE breakfast for all students for the entire school year.
 
The summer has been tremendously busy here at school. Many staff members were busy learning new programs and writing curriculum. The district’s LINKS team met for two days in August to lay out the district’s professional development for the year. We held a new staff orientation on August 29th and 30th for all new staff members and our Board of Education held a retreat and training session on August 31st to focus on goal setting, the mission for the district, and preparing for the coming year.
 
You may have heard that BG is piloting a new ELA program entitled “Wonders” for our students in grades prek-3. This is a research based, common core aligned curriculum that will help us align our english/language arts program, and create a “scaffold” for our students as they travel to the next grade level.
 
Our students in grades 4-6 will be using the New York State modules for ELA instruction. The staff has worked hard over the summer to prepare lessons and curriculum. The district’s goal is to create a consistent, aligned ELA program for all of our students to enjoy success. We welcome your input regarding both of these programs during the school year.
 
Also new this year at the elementary level our students in grades K-3 will be learning a new handwriting program called “Handwriting without Tears.” This is a writing program developed to strengthen students’ fine motor skills and aid in the development of hand writing.
We are very proud of our new Facebook page. Please “like” us on Facebook and keep up on the latest school information, closings and photos. We also do a “remember when” section on Facebook to reminisce about the good old days and remember our students and staff from the years past. This is another avenue for the school, parents and community members to better communicate. Also this year I will begin to use Twitter as a way to share many of the great things happening at BG. The district’s web page will still be used and is current as well.
 
Calling all Veterans…. Our second annual Veterans Day breakfast will be Thursday, November 9th at 8:15 a.m. in the Greenlawn Elementary school cafeteria. Our students will be serving our veterans a hearty breakfast and there will be a short program immediately following. Please invite all veterans and have them RSVP with Sue Weibel in the district office at the school at 967-6321.
 
And finally I would like to thank each and every one of you for an amazing first year here at B-G. It is great to be part of an outstanding school staff, and work and live in such great communities. I am continuing my “coffees with the community” each month to connect with our school families and community members. Please see the school website, Facebook and school calendar for these dates.
My door is always open. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me at tryan@bgcsd.org or call the school at 967-6321. Have an outstanding school year!

Timothy R. Ryan
Superintendent of Schools

Join Superintendent Tim Ryan for Community Coffee Hours
Please Join us for coffee and treats during the school year!

September 15 at 8:00 AM - District Conference Room in the High School.
October 20 at 9:00 AM - Guilford School Cafeteria.
November 14 at 6:00 PM - District Conference Room in the High School.
January 19 at 9:00 AM - Guilford School Cafeteria.
March 16 at 8:00 AM - District Conference Room in the High School.
May 10 at 6:00 PM - District Conference Room in the High School. 
May 11 at 9:00 AM - Guilford School Cafeteria.

Bainbridge-Guilford
Central School District

18 Juliand Street
Bainbridge, NY 13733
Phone: 607.967.6300
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