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Superintendent's Message

Dear Families, 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year!  With the sun setting just a bit earlier each day, we are gently reminded that the days of summer will soon give way to cool autumn breezes.  These noticeable seasonal changes also serve to remind us that we are about to begin a new school year.  

Over the past several weeks, our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to prepare for the arrival of students in September.  During the summer, great efforts are made behind the scenes to freshen the school buildings and grounds, prepare the buses, ready student schedules and design lessons.  It is a genuine team effort to ensure that we are ready to welcome students to the new school year.  To all who strive to make our opening day successful, thank you!

The start of the new school year is a time of rejuvenation and a time to recommit ourselves to excellence.  The new school year provides us with the unique opportunity for a fresh beginning.  Regardless of yesterday’s challenges, let us have hope in the opportunities of tomorrow.  Let us grow from the past to shape our future.  

The Massena Central School District is committed to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.  The foundation for such success is rooted in the cultivation of strong partnerships among the school, parents and the wider community.   Through these interconnected partnerships we can create an environment that propels each child towards achieving their aspirations. 

It is with great excitement that I join the Massena Central School District team serving as your new Superintendent of Schools.  It is an honor to step into a role that upholds a rich tradition of excellence in education, where a steadfast commitment to the growth and well-being of students take center stage.  Together we will continue to shape the futures of our students and continue the standard of educational distinction that is the hallmark of this school community.

Enclosed is our 2023-24 school calendar, which contains various upcoming events, directories, and district policies that can guide your access to our schools and programs. Please note that some of our calendar events could change during the school year, so please visit our website at (click the “Calendar” link to view the full calendar of events).

Thank you for your continued support of our schools and for being a partner in your children’s education. Best wishes for a successful school year! 


Ronald P. Burke

Superintendent of Schools


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