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Superintendent's Message

August 1, 2023

Dear Deer Park Schools Community, Parents, and Students,

Welcome Back to the 2023-2024 School Year!

As we prepare to embark on another exciting academic journey, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to each member of our Deer Park Schools family. I hope this letter finds you rested and rejuvenated, ready to embrace the countless possibilities that await us in the coming year.

Priority 1: Focus on Academic Growth for Every Student

At Deer Park Schools, our unwavering commitment is to ensure that every student experiences unparalleled academic growth and success. As we enter this new school year, we reiterate our dedication to providing a well-rounded education that nurtures the individual talents and interests of each student. Our exceptional team of educators will continue to inspire, challenge, and empower our students to reach their fullest potential.

Knowing every unique students is the cornerstone of our approach, and we believe that by fostering a supportive learning environment, we can help each student flourish. Together, we will celebrate their achievements and work diligently to address any obstacles they may encounter on their educational journey.

Priority 2: Creating Amazing Opportunities for Students

In our quest to empower our students for success, we are committed to providing incredible opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. We will continue to expand our pre-apprenticeships and internships, allowing our students to gain practical experiences and real-world skills. By forging meaningful partnerships with local businesses and organizations, we aim to offer a diverse range of enriching experiences that prepare our students for their future endeavors.

Our dedication to cultivating well-rounded individuals also extends to extracurricular activities, arts, and athletics. We believe that a comprehensive education encompasses both academic excellence and the development of leadership, creativity, and teamwork.

Priority 3: Creating a Safe and Secure Learning Environment

Safety is paramount in ensuring an enriching learning experience for our students and a supportive workspace for our staff. We have implemented robust safety measures to create a secure environment in which our students can thrive. As we uphold the highest standards of safety protocols, we remain committed to continuous improvements based on the latest recommendations and best practices.

Through collaboration with law enforcement and the collective efforts of our staff and students, we will maintain a vigilant focus on safety. Together, we can create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and protected.

Priority 4: Increasing Parent and Community Engagement

Our school district thrives when we foster strong connections with our parents and the broader community. This school year, we pledge to enhance parent and community engagement through open communication channels, family events, and collaborative initiatives. We recognize the invaluable role parents play in their children's education, and we encourage active involvement in school activities and decision-making processes.

Furthermore, we will actively seek opportunities to engage our community members, local businesses, and organizations. By working together, we can strengthen the sense of community ownership and shared responsibility for the success of our schools and the well-being of our students.

In closing, I am inspired by the potential that lies ahead for each and every one of our students. The school district's priorities outlined above form the foundation of our collective efforts to create a nurturing and thriving educational environment.

I extend my deepest gratitude to our dedicated staff, engaged parents, and supportive community members for making Deer Park Schools a beacon of academic excellence. Together, let us embark on this journey with boundless enthusiasm and determination to make the 2023-2024 school year truly remarkable.

Here's to a fantastic and fulfilling year of growth and achievements!

Yours in Education,

Jay Phillips
Superintendent, Deer Park Schools