Dear East Ramapo Central School District School and Community Members:
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
I am honored and excited to join our community as Interim Superintendent of Schools to collaborate and advocate with each of you, our community-our parents, teachers, faculty, staff, administrators and Board of Education.
In the brief time that I have been part of the community, I have had the opportunity to join and welcome parents at a highly successful Parent University event, meet our exceptional principal leadership team and begin to meet some of our dedicated community partners.
As we know, this year has been an unprecedented year - from continuing to navigate COVID to striving to ensure we maintain a budget focused on a commitment to the sustained growth of programs, services and extracurricular options for our students. Please know that we have exceptional expert educators and operations teams that put all learners first!
I want to thank our dedicated and caring faculty, staff and administrative teams. It is their laser-like focus on ensuring that each and every one of our students has equitable access to high-quality programs and services ranging from our upward trending student performance and graduation rates, a focused social-emotional learning model, a highly sought after International Baccalaureate Campus, opportunities developing our students as field-specific experts at our STEAM Academy, to our world class visual and performing arts, and extensive athletics options that ensure that we will continue to come together to support each and every one of our students to achieve at the highest levels.
We are excited to open the school year with you. With your partnership, we will change the narrative and look forward to your engagement in sharing, celebrating and recognizing the successes of our community. We will continue to grow East Ramapo into a world class school district on behalf of all learners.
We are committed to ensuring a safe and focused learning environment for each and every one of our learners. Amidst any challenge, remind ourselves that we are one community - We are One East Ramapo. Strive for excellence!
Dr. Ray Giamartino, Jr.
Interim Superintendent of Schools