CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
1 Park St. Marathon, NY 13803
Dear parents and community members,
Welcome back students! We are looking forward to beginning school on September 7th. This year all students will be returning to in-person learning at Marathon. We have lifted as many restrictions as possible, making the 21-22 school year a more “normal” year. Marathon CSD will be following CDC and Department of Health guidelines, with safety as our top priority. The full reopening plan can be found on our website at www.marathonschools.org. Highlights of the plan are as follows:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Students, teachers and parents around the country are talking about how schools should address diversity, equity and inclusion. We know that all school districts are not the same, thus how we address diversity, equity and inclusion in Marathon will need to be specific to us.
To begin with, the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is the responsibility of every member of the school community. This is not the work of a single committee, a diversity officer or the building principal. It is all of our responsibility to make sure that every individual feels safe at school.
To do that, our first step will be to gain feedback from all stakeholders. During the month of September, we will be asking people to 1) Identify areas within our district where individuals feel respected, valued, and included. 2) Identify areas within our district where individuals do not feel respected, valued, and included. 3) Collect ideas to help build a safer school environment. An in-person community feedback session will take place on September 21st in the Appleby cafeteria. We are seeking your feedback on how we can make Marathon a safer and more inclusive school. Please be aware that masks will be required to attend. After gaining this important feedback, it is our responsibility to review Marathon’s educational processes to determine what improvements can be made.
I wish everyone a wonderful year full of learning and fun.
Rebecca Stone – Marathon Superintendent
Secretary to Superintendent
Information Access Officer
Phone (607) 849-3117
Fax (607) 849-3305