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, lunch, school supplies and After School Program for all students for the entire school year! BG is excited to welcome over 20 new staff to campus this year!
We are having a very busy fall here at BG. It was nice to welcome the Bainbridge-Guilford class of 1971 back to campus for building tours and a time to reminisce about the golden days of yesteryear. If any upcoming class reunions would like building tours, please contact the district office to arrange this.
The district is continuing to navigate thru the changes schools face in dealing with COVID. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work with the restrictions and ever-changing information. New in September, school districts in NYS must test ALL unvaccinated staff weekly. As you can imagine, this has been a huge undertaking to say the least.
We will be hosting our Veterans Day breakfast on November 10th at Greenlawn Elementary. Please spread the word to veterans far and wide. More information will be coming as we continue to plan for this popular yearly event.
The district is excited to show off our newly renovated high school gymnasium/multi-purpose room. The past few months have seen a new gym floor, newly painted walls, new athletic mats on the walls and brand new bleachers with hand-rails will be installed in December. This has been a long time coming and we are very excited for the community to see this.
Our afterschool program is up and running. The ASP operates each day from 3:00-5:30 p.m. that school is in session. The students are able to work on school work, while also having time on the playground and structured play time. A snack is also provided to each student. We currently have over 60 students participating! The program is open to students in grades preK-6. If interested in enrolling your child, please contact Stephanie Brown at Greenlawn Elementary.
My virtual coffees with the community have been going very well. I continue to learn a lot from our families and community members and get to meet many great people. I have been presented with lots of questions, concerns and suggestions. If you haven’t attended, and are able to attend one in the future, I would love the chance to meet and discuss with you your thoughts on our district.
Finally, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience and flexibility last year, during a very difficult school year for everyone. But…we made it! This would haven’t been possible without an incredible staff, incredible students, and amazing families. Please reach out with any thoughts, questions or suggestions you might have.
Timothy R. Ryan
Superintendent of Schools