Superintendent’s Message

Aug. 25, 2022

Dear Salmon River Families:

I am delighted to welcome you back to school for the start of what we hope will be an exciting year! Over the summer, our faculty, staff and administrators have been hard at work preparing for the year ahead. The first day of school for all grades is Tuesday, Sept. 6. You can expect to receive more information about the beginning of the school year from your child’s principal(s) if you haven’t already.

Salmon River Central School District is a place where we value Shamrock PRIDE. Our goal as a school community is to embody our vision of People Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Educational Achievement. This is just one of the ways our district aims to keep our community connected and serves as a reminder that all are welcome.

In addition to preparing for learning this fall, students and families will notice several updates were made to our facilities over the summer. Portions of the middle and high schools have been renovated. The middle and high school still will have some construction going but once it’s done the schools will be beautiful. Also, something new for our kids, we are in the process of putting up lights on the baseball, soccer, lacrosse and football fields, so we can have games starting during the early evening once they are ready to be used. | believe these renovations will further enhance the extracurricular activities and learning environment we provide for children at Salmon River.

Our district also remains committed to keeping families informed. Starting this year, ParentSquare will be the main source of school-to-home communication at Salmon River. This new digital platform is designed to help keep you informed and strengthen your connection with the district. If you need assistance registering for ParentSquare online, please contact your building principal(s).

As we begin a new school year, I want to remind you that the health and safety of our students is our top priority. You should know our school district is continuing to work with local, county and state health officials to monitor issues related to COVID-19. At this point in time, protocols remain largely the same as they did back in June. Those who are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should follow CDC guidelines (remain at home for 5 days and wear a mask for 5 days upon returning to school). Masks will once again not be required, but students and staff are welcome to wear them based upon their personal preference. The district will notify you if there are any changes to protocols.

If you have any questions in the days leading up to the first day of school, do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher, principal or to me directly. We are here to answer any questions you may have about the new school year.

Thank you for your ongoing partnership and commitment to the Salmon River Central School District. I wish you a wonderful and successful school year.


Dr. Stanley J. Harper
Superintendent of Schools