Our District



Message from
The Superintendent

May 2021 Community Update


Dear Delaware Academy Families and Friends,

Today was a momentous day for our schools.  It marks the first day of National Teacher Appreciation Week and it is also the first day, for many of our students and teachers, that we have been fully in-person since last March.  It was wonderful to see students fill our hallways and classrooms again.  If this model is to continue to be successful, it is imperative that ALL families complete the daily health screening for their children.  If you need help in completing this, please contact our Registrar’s office at (607) 746-5332.  As we approach the final eight weeks of school there are some important updates to note:

Important Calendar Changes for the current school year:

 1.  Memorial Day Weekend – There will be no school for students and staff on Friday (5/28), Monday (5/31), and Tuesday (6/1) in observance of Memorial Day. 
2.  Regents Week – Due to changes in regulations from the NYSED, the only days that there will be no school, unless a student is taking a regents exam, will be on:

 Thursday, 6/17 for English Language Arts

• Monday, 6/21 for the World Language Assessment

 Tuesday, 6/22 for Living Environment

 Wednesday, 6/23 for Algebra I

• Thursday, 6/24 for Earth Science

All other days will be full days of student attendance at the MS/HS including Tuesday (6/15), Wednesday (6/16), and Friday (6/18) since there are no exams being administered on those days.  This represents no change for all students in grades K-6 who will attend every day during these weeks. 

Updates for Graduation 2021

We are excited to share that Delaware Academy will be holding our graduation ceremony on Dave Kelly Field again this year, in an in-person celebration on Saturday, June 26 at 10:00am.  This event will be live-streamed for the community at-large.  In order to accommodate four (4) guests per graduating senior, we must follow NYS DOH Guidance for End of Academic Year Celebrations During the COVID-19 State of Emergency document found HERE.  To help with planning, please be aware that ALL participants and guests will be required to show proof of one of the following before tickets will be issued:

1. Having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to graduation

2. Have received a negative diagnostic test result for COVID-19 within three days of graduation, OR

3. Having been diagnosed and fully recovered from COVID-19 in the last three months. 

Please note – the District will be sharing additional details regarding these requirements in the coming weeks including how to pre-register and provide an acceptable form of proof for the event.  The District is in receipt of COVID-19 tests from NYS which will be provided for free to all seniors who are not vaccinated. 

Village of Delhi & Delaware Academy Bicentennial Event

On Saturday, May 8, the Village of Delhi will be hosting another event in a series of bicentennial celebrations in the village square.  The family-focused celebration will start at 1:00, with the official opening of DA’s Time Capsule at 2:00.  A time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of what is now our high school when it was erected in 1939.  Its contents will be revealed for the public at this event.  A rain date is set for Saturday, May 15.  We hope you’ll bring your Bulldog pride and come join us! 

 

Annual Budget Vote:

 The annual Budget Vote will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from noon until 8:00pm.  Voting will be held in-person, near the middle school gymnasium entrance.  Absentee ballots are also available by contacting the District Office at (607) 746-1306.  In addition to the Annual Budget, the District is seeking your support in voting for two Board of Education seats, adding a non-voting student member to our Board, and the purchase of a van for student transportation as part of our overall vehicle replacement cycle.  A Budget Newsletter will be sent to all community members this week with additional information.   

Thank you all for your continued interest in and support of our District.  I’m looking forward to an amazing end of the school year!  Go Bulldogs!

Sincerely,

Kelly Zimmerman
Kelly Zimmerman
Superintendent of Schools

 

Superintendent - Mrs. Kelly Zommerman
Mrs. Kelly Zimmerman




VISION

Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi will be a leader in academic excellence, preparing students to excel in a diverse and dynamic society.


MISSION

Delaware Academy will provide a wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities that develop critical thinking and innovation. Our community of learners will foster partnerships within our region and beyond, supporting a wide range of career pathways for our students. Our students will enter society with the ability to embrace change with confidence, altruism, and adaptability.

DISTRICT GOALS

  • Delaware Academy will engage in data-informed practices, using multiple sources of information to ensure continuous improvement in student performance and outcomes.
  • Delaware Academy will evaluate and provide necessary resources to achieve our mission in an informed and fiscally responsible manner.
  • Delaware Academy will attract, develop, and retain high quality, student-centered faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Delaware Academy will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with and between our district and the communities it serves.

 

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