Dear Members of the Garden City School Community,
Welcome to the start of the 2022-23 school year! We are eager to welcome our students back in September and look forward to welcoming our new students to the district. The year will be filled with new learning experiences and new friendships!
We welcome our new administrators, faculty, and staff to the Garden City School District. We have a new athletic director, two new assistant principals, 29 new teachers and a new nurse, along with several support staff throughout our district.
Several new additions to our school buildings will be available for our students to enjoy this year. The high school engineering lab, middle school library media center and the learning commons, as well as innovation lab spaces at both Stewart School and Stratford School, will hopefully be complete and serve as valued resources for our students.
This year we have added a universal pre-k program for our 4-year-old students. This program will have two sections and will be housed in Homestead School. We are excited to start this program and hope to expand in the future.
Our participation in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education's Student Spaceflight Experiments Program continues, and we have introduced new courses in advanced statistics, computer science, and sculpture as well. For our kindergarten through second grades, we will introduce a new primary math resource and continue to expand extracurricular options at the elementary level.
Our district administrators met over the summer to review all safety and security protocols with our security staff and consultant along with the Garden City Police Department. Furthermore, we are continuing to provide ongoing training for our staff members.
As we begin the 2022/2023 school year, I ask for your continued involvement and participation in our schools, including attendance at our monthly Board of Education meetings. Our Board is comprised of dedicated volunteers who have one central goal - doing what's best for our students. Your continued feedback is important and appreciated. A listing of all planned Board meetings can be found on our website.
Please use this calendar as a reference for the many exciting events and activities we have planned. Of course, I ask you for your patience and flexibility as we move throughout the year and recommend you visit the district's website, www.gardencity.k12.ny.us, for updated information.
It is important for us to stay connected with our families. I look forward to seeing you at school events this year and to our continued partnership.
Kusum Sinha, Ed.D.,
Superintendent of Schools