December 23, 2021
Dear Lyndonville Families and Community,
What would one of these bi-weekly updates be without a COVID update? So, here goes, and this is good news:
I have been asked several times by parents regarding the Test to Stay Program, which would essentially allow students to come to school if they are considered a close contact, as long as families agree to have their child tested daily here in school. We are also pursuing a "test at home" option as well. My colleagues in the county, along with the Health Department, are prepared to roll this program out in January. I had hoped to provide additional details this week, but I can assure you that you can expect a letter from Interim Superintendent Sharon Smith in January regarding this program. There are many details yet to be worked out, but this is a priority across the county.
As you know, Mrs. Sharon Smith has been appointed Interim Superintendent of Schools, effective January 3. Mrs. Smith is a well-respected educational leader in our region, and the Board has made a wise choice. I can personally attest to Mrs. Smith’s commitment to ensuring a high quality educational program for all students, and she has quickly become a visible member of the Lyndonville community. Please join me in wishing Sharon Smith well in 2022!
As I have said many times when introducing concerts, I have been truly honored to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. The past two years have presented immense challenges, the largest of which has been continuing to provide an academic program in this era of COVID. I am grateful to our dedicated faculty, staff, and our Board of Education for coming together during such challenging times, and it has truly been a labor of love.
However, our District is not defined by dealing with COVID. Instead, our District is defined by wonderful students, a supportive community, talented and dedicated faculty and staff, a high quality leadership team, and a committed Board of Education. These attributes existed long before COVID and will exist long after COVID.
While I look forward to the leadership opportunities presented at Batavia—my alma mater-- I will continue to keep up on “all things Lyndonville” through the Hub, social media, and good old fashioned word of mouth. I extend my early best wishes to members of the Class of 2022 as they embark on new and exciting adventures.
May the joys of the Christmas and holiday season be with each of you, and I wish you a healthy, safe, and wonderful New Year!
With sincere thanks and gratitude,
Jason A. Smith
Superintendent of Schools