“Many hands make light work.” John Heywood

October 2, 2022

Good morning Ramapo Indian Hills!

The beginning of the school year continues to be a positive and constructive start to what we intend to be a successful journey for our entire learning community. There is a great amount of energy and enthusiasm as we close out September and head into the fall season. Back to School Nights as well as our APTS & PTSO meetings were well attended and an excellent source of information. Thank you to all of our parents for your support to help us meet the needs of our staff and all of our students.

We kicked off the year with our first joint Student Council meeting with representatives from Indian Hills and Ramapo High Schools. Our first meeting created an opportunity to share highlights to the start of the school year and areas our students would like to focus our efforts as we embark on our important work together. We look forward to our continued collaborative partnerships that will benefit the progress of our school district.

Our strategic planning efforts continued this September with our stakeholders represented on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. We coordinated our most recent meeting on Friday, September 30th, where we continued to analyze feedback from students, staff, and parents from recent Thought Exchanges. As your Superintendent of Schools, I will be providing an update at an upcoming Board of Education meeting on the progress of the committee and our next steps. More information on the progress of our strategic plan process may be found on the District website under the Strategic Plan header tab. We look forward to developing a thoughtful plan inclusive of community feedback that will guide our strategies for years to come.

Thank you for your support of our schools. I am proud to serve alongside a dedicated Board of Education, educators, parents, and community members. When we work together, lofty goals can be achieved.

All my best,

Dr. Rui Dionisio

Superintendent of Schools

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