As another school year begins for Valley Stream School District 24, I extend a warm welcome back to our students, staff and families. Hopefully, you had a fun and rejuvenating summer and are ready for an awesome year of new learning experiences.
This year we will be focusing our VS24 Look for the Awesome in the area of wellness for all. Our support staff has partnered with the Nassau County Department of Human Services to develop wellness focused programs and activities throughout the year. Teams were formed in each building to spearhead the C.A.R.E. (Connecting Awesome Resources for Everyone) initiative. The teams will be creating activities and resources for everyone throughout the year. Attending to mental, emotional and physical health is a priority in order for all to be able to function at their best.
We are very excited about our new digital school calendar. It will be the most reliable source for school events as it will be live and up to the minute. It will be easily accessed through the district website or as an app for your phone.
VS24 had the honor of becoming the first school district in the U.S. to be a partner in the i3 Technologies international learning community. We have incorporated an array of new technologies as tools for teachers to enhance learning and for students to have incredible new experiences. In addition, our students will be collaborating with students from a variety of countries throughout the world. This will target communication, collaboration and preparation to become 21st century global citizens.
Participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, deeper exploration through the Inspire Science Program, the Outdoor Education adventure, expanded offerings of enrichment opportunities for all, and enhancement of our Library Media Centers are just a few of the exciting items on our agenda for this year.
The ongoing support of our incredible Board of Education, the efforts of all staff and active parent participation combine to make VS24 a truly awesome place for our students to grow and learn. I wish you all the best during the 2019- 2020 school year.
Dr. Don Sturz
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum
Assistant Superintendent for Business
Director of Instructional Technology and Data Administrator
Director of Special Education
Telephone: (516) 434-2825
Fax: (516) 256-0163
Fax: (516) 256-0163
Telephone: (516) 599-7353
One Kent Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Telephone: (516) 872-5694