Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The sound of squealing school buses and kids at recess filled the air last Tuesday in Jericho and Syosset, where children headed back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd for a short two-day week.
In Jericho, kids of all ages were ready for the first day of school at the Craig Street bus stop. At Cantiague Elementary School, Principal Tony Sinanis, teachers and staff enthusiastically welcomed students as they arrived.
Students in the Syosset school district began their school year under a new chief. New Superintendent Ronald Friedman greeted the community with a letter, that reads, “Simply put: I’ll be around! I get into the schools, learn from those I speak to and see, and work cooperatively with the board and staff to do what is needed and is best for us.”
Friedman also addressed the controversial issue of state-mandated school testing.
“One chief challenge we face is to make sense of the state’s testing program,” he said. “While we need to assess learning, the testing program is flawed."
Read Superintendent Friedman's letter in its entirety on page 4.