• Superintendent's Welcome

    Welcome Back to School: Embracing the Future with Our New Strategic Plan 


    Dear Students, Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Families, 

    I hope this message finds you all in high spirits and eagerly anticipating the new academic year. As we open our doors once again to welcome students back to school, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. Whether you're starting your journey with us for the first time or returning for another exciting year, we are excited to have you as part of our school district family. 

    As we begin this new chapter, I am delighted to announce the launch of our new strategic plan. This plan represents a shared vision for the future of our school district—a vision that will guide us on a path toward excellence, belonging, and continuous improvement. 

    Our strategic plan has been thoughtfully designed with input and feedback from students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members. It lays the foundation for fostering a learning environment that empowers every individual to reach their full potential, nurtures creativity and critical thinking, and prepares our students to be global citizens. 

    Here are some key highlights from our new strategic plan: 

    1. Maximize Success for All: At the heart of our plan is a commitment to student-centered education. We understand that each student is unique, with their own strengths, passions, and challenges. To ensure their success, our strategic plan focuses on providing continuous professional development to our staff, mentorship programs, and resources that empower our staff to be the best educators they can be. 

    2. Create and Support a Positive Culture: We are dedicated to creating a welcoming environment of belonging for all members of our school community.  

    3. Progressive and Enriching Learning for All Students: The world is evolving rapidly, and it is our responsibility to equip our students with the skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. We will emphasize the development of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, empowering our students to navigate an ever-changing landscape. 

    4. Data-Driven Decision-Making: We will enhance data collection and analysis systems to gather meaningful insights and train our staff on data interpretation and utilization for decision-making.  

    5. Engaging Parental and Community Involvement: We believe that the success of our school district is deeply intertwined with the support of our community. Our strategic plan emphasizes building strong partnerships with parents, local businesses, and community organizations to enrich the educational experiences of our students. 

    As we embark on this journey together, I am filled with a sense of pride and optimism. To learn more about our plan, please visit our website at www.oleanschools.org.

    I encourage each and every one of you to take an active role in our school district's success. Remember, it takes all the huskies to pull the sled! Join us in celebrating our students' accomplishments, volunteering your time, and providing valuable input to help us continuously improve. 

    Thank you for your unwavering support as we strive to create an educational environment that inspires, nurtures, and prepares our students to become the leaders of tomorrow. 

    Here's to an incredible year filled with growth, learning, and exciting discoveries! Go huskies!

    With warm regards, 

    Dr. Genelle Morris 

    Superintendent, Olean City School District