Weekly Message from the Superintendent

February 16, 2024

Dear Families,

I hope you had a great week! Tomorrow marks the start of our February break. I hope you and your families enjoy your time together. I’d like to share an update on our District Mission and Vision revision as well as several celebrations. 

The VCS Mission and Vision is directly related to our Strategic Plan. Our Strategic Plan was created in 2022 and prioritizes our District goals for a five year period. Each year, VCS utilizes a Management Plan that takes important goals from the Strategic Plan and operationalizes them for each school year. This year’s Management Plan identifies the need to review our District’s Mission and Vision. For this review, we will utilize significant staff, student, and community input to refine the long-term vision (15 to 25 years) for educating our youth.

The bulk of the work will involve two committees. These committees will include staff, students, parents, community members and our Board of Education. I have asked our PTSA leadership to reach out to the parent community for parent volunteers to serve on this committee. Please reach out to our PTSA leadership at victorptsa@gmail.com if you have any questions about the committee membership.

Both committees will seek significant feedback from the greater school community to refine the revised Mission and Vision statements. The goal is to complete this entire process by the summer so that we can have a clear Mission and Vision to help refine next year’s Management Plan.

In other news, congratulations to our Victor Varsity Cheerleaders who placed 4th at Nationals in Florida this week! We are very proud of the hard work they put in to achieve their success so far this season. We also have several other athletes who are heading off to States. Congratulations to Zach Shields, who will be competing in the NYS Boys Swimming 200 Freestyle Championship and Amalia Ireland and Winter Shull, who will be competing as part of the Section V Alpine Composite Team in States. We are very proud of you all!

Finally, big shout out to the PTSA for the Books at Breakfast initiative they held this week at all of our schools. At this event, any student can come and pick out a book to keep. We are so grateful for the PTSA and their constant support of our schools.

Again, please enjoy the time off next week. School will resume on Monday, February 26. If you have any questions, please reach out to me. 

With gratitude,