September 3, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I hope that each of you has had a restful and relaxing summer. It seems like yesterday we were handing out diplomas and attending promotion ceremonies. With school now in session, I would like to welcome you and your child (ren) back for the 2013-2014 school year. There is so much to celebrate about the progress of the Edison Public Schools! With more of our students achieving their goals in the classroom, our commitment to excellence has never been stronger or more focused. But our work is far from over, and we will achieve greater success by working hand in hand.
It has been a very busy summer for the district and there is much to be excited about. Throughout the district we have been preparing for the school year to ensure that everything is in place as your child (ren) arrived this morning.
The 2013-2014 school year will be an exhilarating time for all of us as we embark on new district and school goals, that include new curricula, technology initiatives, new academic programs, facility upgrades and a commitment to equity and increased student achievement, all within an optimal and safe learning environment for all students.
We are very eager to see our preparations come to fruition as we welcome back our students and staff on this first day of school. We are fortunate to have the best, most dedicated faculty and support staff that work hard to ensure our students have what they need for a successful learning experience. We will welcome 95 new staff members and approximately 15,000 students back to school this year. In looking ahead, this year will bring many opportunities for community involvement and we welcome your participation. We all know the important role that parents and guardians play in student achievement, so this year I will ask you again to rededicate yourselves to increasing your involvement in our schools.
As always, we continue to seek new and better ways to keep our families informed. Please visit our district web site at www.edison.k12.nj.us, or download our app “My Edison”, for information you may need throughout the year, including back-to-school announcements, lunch menus, calendars, curriculum updates, and Board of Education meeting agendas, minutes and policies. If you use e-mail, subscribe to our district website to receive information through your home or work e-mail address. It’s quick, easy and convenient. Moreover, if you are new to our area, remember to register to vote so that you can take part in the annual school elections.
I am enthusiastic about the possibilities that lie ahead for our school district. Every school year holds innumerable opportunities for each of us to grow. It is only by working together and striving toward a common goal that those opportunities may become a reality. Our common goal is the well being and education of each and every child!
Richard O’Malley Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools