Superintendent's Message

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Dear students, teachers, staff, parents and community:
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Through all of the challenges presented to our school district in the last two academic years, SCPS is poised for a return to normalcy this fall as many of the pandemic-related restrictions have eased in our area. Looking back, our students, families and staff are to be commended for their resiliency and willingness to persevere through remote learning, cancelled events, limited social interaction, schedule disruptions and school closures. Looking ahead, our focus will be returning to what we do best: providing equitable, high quality face-to-face instruction, and essential support and resources to the youth of Somerset County, all while continuing to prioritize the health and safety of students and staff. This year we will focus upon addressing learning losses and improving students’ social-emotional wellness as we recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although there is still much work to be done, I could not be more pleased to see ALL of our students back in the classroom, participating in fall athletics and extracurricular activities, and enjoying the company of their peers as they rejoin us for a normal school year. Thank you to our school community for sticking with us through difficult times and for all of your support. Although we are small, we are mighty! On behalf of our Board of Education and our leadership team I wish you the very best in the 2021-2022 school year.
John B. Gaddis, Ed. D.