Dear Springfield Public Schools Community,
Spring has had a wonderful start in Springfield Public Schools!
The Referendum Vote held on March 14, 2023, represented a significant step forward for our community. Voters approved the two questions on the ballot. The official count totaled 1,425 votes in favor and 390 opposed for Question 1 and 1,309 votes in favor and 499 opposed for Question 2.
We deeply appreciate the time our community devoted to learning about the proposal and sharing information with neighbors over these last few months. It was wonderful for me, personally, to meet so many members of our community and hear the variety of perspectives and experiences that will continue to impact our work moving forward.
We are now looking at the next steps for planning critical repairs for our district’s infrastructure including safety and security upgrades at all five schools, bathroom renovations to improve plumbing and sewer systems, heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems updates, as well as refreshed spaces, which include the high school and middle school gyms and rooms used for art and music education at both the high school and middle school. We will continue to update our website as we move projects forward.
Throughout March, our students were also accomplishing great things! At Jonathan Dayton High School, our talented students showcased their skills at the Spring musical Heathers the Musical: High School Edition. Our Spring athletics teams began preparing for the season, and early indications promise some great games! Our athletic schedule is available on our website, and we invite our community to join us with Bulldog spirit! Students are celebrating college acceptances, and we are proud to see them planning for their next steps.
In the month ahead, we are continuing work on the Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School Media Center and Learning Lab spaces, and as the project progresses, we are looking forward to welcoming students next Fall.
At James Caldwell School, we are eagerly anticipating the delivery and installation of the new playground equipment, and remain grateful to the Township and the Planning Committee members for advocating for schools while evaluating planning opportunities. We hope to announce a ribbon cutting soon!
As a reminder, at our Board Meeting on March 27, 2023, our calendar was updated. The schools will be closed on May 26th and 29th for Memorial Day, June 6th for Election Day, June 19th for Juneteenth, and our last day of school will be June 22nd. Jonathan Dayton High School Graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 21st on our home field.
To follow the exciting things happening in Springfield, please follow us on Facebook (@springfieldschools) and Instagram (@springfield_schools_nj). We look forward to continuing to keep you updated about the wonderful things happening in Springfield.
Rachel Goldberg, Ed.D.
Our vision: Cultivating compassionate and extraordinary learners!
Our mission: Springfield Public Schools will challenge every student through meaningful, engaging experiences– empowering all students to flourish and contribute in an evolving world!
You can learn more about our vision, mission, and goals on our website.
Superintendent of Schools