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Superintendent's Welcome Message

Superintendent Bongiovi 

Welcome to the Port Jervis City School District!

I would like to welcome all students, teachers, staff and community members back to what I know will be a very rewarding and productive school year!

Together as a school community, we accomplished a lot of great initiatives last year. I know that this spirit of collaboration will continue to flourish as we begin another new school year.

I am proud to serve as your Superintendent and excited to be able to continue to work collaboratively with the Board of Education, administration, teachers, staff, PTA/PTSAs and the community. Together, we will continue to dedicate ourselves to making our district the best it can be.

One of my ongoing goals has been improving student attendance. I am happy to say that our attendance rates districtwide continue to be among the highest they have been in years. While this is a notable accomplishment, we still have room for improvement. Keep in mind that if the students are not in class, we cannot educate them. We will carry on with our threefold plan: Continue to make positive connections with families and students; focus on new and exciting activities, both during and after school, to meet the needs of the children; and make good attendance a community issue. I am proud to announce that we have hired a districtwide Guidance Counselor whose main responsibility is to focus on and support good student attendance. Together, we can all ensure that our children will receive the well-balanced and quality education that they need and deserve.

I invite you to use our website, which includes further information and resources for you, including teacher web pages, photo galleries and an interactive Google Calendar. Additionally, you can sign up to receive SNN electronic news alerts and also sync your mobile device to Google Calendar to receive reminders about district events.

As always, I invite you to contact my office with your questions, comments or concerns. All communication is good communication. Together, we will make a positive difference for our children and schools!

Thomas M. Bongiovi
Superintendent of Schools