Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Jared T. Bloom, Superintendent of Schools
516-481-4100 - Ext. 3600
Ms. Catherine Mione, Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk
516-481-4100 - Ext. 3615
Ms. Laura Langstrand, Secretary
516-481-4100 - Ext. 3620
Message from the Superintendent
Dear Franklin Square Families,
As we embark on a new school year, I am filled with enthusiasm and anticipation for what awaits us. This year, our theme is 'Unleashing Potential.' This theme represents our commitment to fostering an environment where every child can explore, innovate, and excel. We aim to provide a nurturing space where students can discover their passions, develop their skills, and reach their full potential. We are committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive learning community that empowers each student to thrive and make a positive impact in the world.
In order to do this, we must have facilities conducive to learning. Our dedicated team has been working throughout the summer to ensure our facilities are not only ready but revitalized for this exciting new chapter. Some of the updates include phase two of the development of the John Street School Transportation Center and parking lot, which will be completed before the start of school. This new area will improve parking conditions and safety for those using our John Street School facility. Our libraries at PSS and WSS, which are central hubs of learning in our buildings, were completely renovated and redesigned to create a space that not only highlights our wonderful collection of books but now includes makerspaces, podcasting, and more. The John Street School library will be updated next year. In addition, work finally began on the HVAC system in the Washington Street School gymnasium. While the main unit will not be in for a few weeks, it will be operational soon, along with the additional classroom units that were ordered for each building. Furthermore, all of our buildings received a fresh coat of paint, thorough cleaning, and numerous security enhancements.
As a reminder, the Morning Care program and ACE program will not begin until September 11th. Also, we will be sharing details regarding our new clubs for students in grades 3-6 in the coming weeks. Parents will need to sign their children up for these clubs, and transportation will be provided home for those students who are eligible. We anticipate partnering with a number of outside vendors for some additional experiences. These programs will charge a fee; however, students attending the one-hour programs will be able to take the activity bus home.
Our first Coffee with the Superintendent this year will be held on October 16th at Washington Street School at 7 PM. If you are interested in attending, please email Cathy Mione at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming all PreK to 6th-grade children back to school on September 5th for another exciting year of learning. Enjoy the last few days of summer.