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Message from the Principal

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Mr. Casale will keep you up-to-date with letters and announcements of important news and events
at Springs School. This page will have the letters sent home to our students' families as well as news
and updates about the school community and all the great accomplishments of our students.  



August 30th, 2017
Dear Springs School Families,                                                                                           
I hope had a wonderful summer and are ready to start a new school year at Springs. I would like to officially welcome you to another exciting year! Now starting my thirteenth year at Springs, I am so excited for the upcoming year. We look forward to continuing working with your child(ren).
Some points to share… the District Calendar is available online at our website by visiting (click “Calendar” tab on top of the page) for the latest information on Springs School.  Please check the website regularly for news regarding school events and dates. We have also joined the Twitter world in an attempt to share news about the school in a continuous fashion. We are excited to be able to tweet to the Springs parents, community and staff. Please follow Ms. Winter and me @dwintersprings and @ecasalesprings.

We are also moving forward with a capital improvement project. Over the next month and beyond, we will be making our recommendations to the Board of Education so that they may move on an expansion project for our school. More information will be shared at the September 19th and 28th Open House meetings.
There has been a change to the format of Spirit Meet. Due to concerns with the amount of people in the gymnasium during Spirit Meet days, Spirit Meet will now only include Grades K-4 students and families. Grade 5 will now participate in pep rallies with Grades 6-8.
Finally and very importantly, there have been changes made to student assessment. NYSED has revised the testing format for grades 3-8. There have been a number of changes. In addition to reducing length of exams and decreasing the number of test questions, they have also reduced the number of days starting with the spring exams in 2018. NYSED has concluded that students would be better able to demonstrate close reading and thoughtfully respond to questions if the ELA and math tests included fewer testing days, passages and questions. Students will continue to have as much time as they need to compete the exams. NYSED will continue with untimed testing for the ELA and Mathematics Tests. This will provide students further opportunity to demonstrate what they know and can do by allowing them to work at their own pace. If you should have any questions regarding the testing process, please feel free to contact either myself, Mrs. McCally, Guidance Counselor or Ms. Cleary, the Assistant Principal.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to call us at 631-324-0144.
Eric M. Casale
Springs UFSD
“Together We Make a Difference”
(631) 324-0144 ext. 102