BRRSD Superintendent Welcomes Students, Parents Back for the New School Year


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the new school year beginning Thursday, Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick posted a message on the district website, welcoming students, staff and parents back for the near year.

Below is the letter in its entirety.

"Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

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There is a commercial from the not-so-distant past which has become a clarion for the end of summer.  A father glides around a stationary store.  Gleefully, he adds all manner of school supplies to his basket.  His two young children trudge glumly behind.  In the background, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays brightly, highlighting both Dad’s euphoria and, by juxtaposition, the children’s torment. While I hope that our students are actually excited to return to school and that as adults we are not enjoying the transition quite so ecstatically (at least in front of them), the summer has ended and the 2017-2018 school year is here.

The air has certainly gotten cooler, just in the past few days, Halloween decorations can already be found in stores, and we have done a great deal in two short months to prepare for the return of your children.  As with each year, when you enter our buildings, I am certain you will observe the result of the summer work accomplished by our administrators, faculty, and staff.  You will see it in our grounds, our procedures, and in the overall learning environments we provide our students. 

Over the past year, the district developed a long-term strategic plan and this month, as we welcome everyone back, we are officially rolling it out to the full community.  On September 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of our middle school we are hosting a State of the District Forum.  I will share current information on our academic programs, facilities, and budget.  I will also detail our 5-year plan and how you can be involved.  I hope your voice will be part of our conversation as we move forward.

September is a ‘wonderful time of the year.’  School should be an adventure, a unique and special experience for each student. 

Together, we can make 2017-2018 and all the years to come exactly that.


Russell Lazovick"

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