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Fabius-Pompey Central School District

 
Timothy P. Ryan, Superintendent of Schools
1211 Mill Street
Fabius, NY 13063
Phone (315) 683-5301
Fax (315) 683-5827



In spite of the challenges presented by the pandemic, the school year started well. Yes, there were and are unique hurdles to overcome but there are thoughtful plans in place which have allowed teachers and students to focus on the important mission of education.  At Fabius-Pompey, the community and the school staff possess a common mindset which has acknowledged and prioritized the value of education.

There are moments for families and for staff when the sheer number of changes and new requirements appear overwhelming. There are days when we experience a mind boggling inundation of information involving this viral crisis. But with each wave of challenge, there comes a moment when we as individuals and collectively take a deep breath and begin to move forward.

The initial panic has been understandable. Yet, I am proud of how quickly staff members have been able to compartmentalize their own health and safety concerns and focus on the needs of the students. The speed at which teachers went from fear to collaboration and problem solving is a tribute to their professionalism and has demonstrated conviction in the importance of education for each child. The ability to find creative strategies as quickly as obstacles have appeared will be a remarkable legacy from this time in the District’s history.

There is a saying I have heard attributed to athletic competition, “Either you win or you learn." Anytime we take a chance, those are potential outcomes. As our staff, instructional, non-instructional, buildings and grounds, transportation and administration, all try new ideas, it is with the spirit that we either are going to find something that is great for students or we are going to learn from trying. It is an essential mindset for any successful organization and it is inspiring to see it as a strong part of the culture at F-P.

As we move forward, I anticipate we will evolve to become more comfortable and proficient with the circumstances. This school year will most likely have times when the students are learning in person, completely virtually as well as a hybrid of each model. It appears that this will be the nature of the virus. Even if this fluctuation is the case for the entire 2020-2021 school year, I know we will do much more than just “get by.” I fully anticipate that we will be able to point to and celebrate extraordinary achievements of our students and provide each student with educational opportunities that serve them well in the years to come. 

There is no doubt that there are countless challenges to providing an education during a pandemic. But I am proud of the manner in which the F-P community and school are working together to overcome the adversities. This collaboration will be one of the lasting lessons for the students working through this challenging time.
 
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Address: 1211 Mill Street | Fabius, NY 13063
Phone: (315)683-5301