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Superintendent's Message

November 2022

First of all, I want to express my appreciation to the Southern Cayuga community for their continued support of our students and schools.  I’m optimistic about our future as we leave the pandemic behind and prepare for another great year at Southern Cayuga.  Optimism is key to the start of a great school year.  Noted educator and diplomat Nicholas Butler once said “Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”                                                                

I am pleased to report Southern Cayuga CSD ranks #1 in Cayuga County with an average Regents passing rate of 94%.  I am also pleased to report that Southern Cayuga had the best overall results in the New York State Assessments in third grade through eighth grade in mathematics and ELA.  Student results placed Southern Cayuga in either first or second place in the county on nine of the twelve state assessments given in grades 3-8 in 2022.                            

I thank the faculty, staff, students, and parents for making the past year a success for our students.  Despite the past years’ challenges of the pandemic, staffing shortages, construction, learning loss, and everything else thrown at us, you’ve all demonstrated mental toughness, compassion, along with a remarkable ability to adapt.   I truly appreciate the faculty’s focus on the positives of our collective efforts to support students.  You’ve all proven that we’re stronger when we act together. 

Thank You,
Patrick Jensen
Southern Cayuga CSD

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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026