Superintendent's Page

Please visit the Superintendent's Page for district-wide information. 

 How to Effectively Communicate with School Officials

Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can work within the "Chain of Command", or begin the communication sequence regarding their child's problem at the school level.

Many parental questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should first be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken with appeals moving on to the next level on the chain of command. The easiest way to communicate would be by email. A phone call would be the next preferable way to communicate. If questions and/or concerns are not resolved at the school level, feel free to call or email the Superintendent's office.

Welcome Back!

posted Sep 4, 2017, 5:57 PM by Jorge Diaz   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 5:54 PM ]

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer!  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back for another exciting school year. For those who are new to our school community, I would like to extend a warm welcome and special thank you for choosing South Amboy Public Schools.   In our school community, we are committed to providing a high-quality education in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment designed to inspire and enrich life-long learning.

Our schools provide a comprehensive educational program delivered by professional staff devoted to ensuring student success at all levels.  There’s a unique and special advantage to attending South Amboy Public Schools. While bigger districts may offer a larger array of programs, it’s the individualized attention in a smaller learning community that makes our schools a great place to develop academically, socially, and emotionally.  Our schools offer a more intimate and personalized learning environment, and a cohesive vision among all stakeholders to build a strong community of learners.

The 2017-18 school year is upon us, and we urge your child to take advantage of the many programs, sports, and club activities available to all students.  Your child’s participation in extra-curricular activities enriches his/her overall educational experience by fostering collaboration and leadership, while instilling school pride and ownership.  We have a strong tradition of excellence, in and out of the classroom, and our goal is for all students to find success in both!

In the attached files, please find district updates, parent information, and important dates for the upcoming school year.

Once again, welcome back to a new school year, and we ask that you make each day better than the day before!

Sincerely,

Jorge E. Diaz
Superintendent

SABOE Partners with FEDUP 2017

posted Jul 25, 2017, 6:18 AM by Jorge Diaz   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 6:21 AM ]

The South Amboy Public Schools has partnered with FEDUP 2017 to present an educational forum on International Overdose Awareness Day.  The event will feature guest speakers, resource tables, and a memorial vigil.  Please join us on August 31st as we work together to educate our community on substance abuse awareness and prevention.

Lead Testing Information

posted May 3, 2017, 2:22 PM by Jorge Diaz   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 5:58 PM ]

Lead Testing in Schools:  All Call Phone Message sent to all parents on 5/3/17 @ 6:00 p.m.


As you may know, in July of 2016, the New Jersey Board of Education adopted mandatory regulations regarding testing for lead content in drinking water in all public schools throughout the state.  Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters the body from drinking water and other sources.

On April 15, 2017, the South Amboy School District tested all drinking water and outlets supplying water for use in food preparation at both schools and our administration building. Testing was completed in 46 outlets district-wide following stringent state guidelines. The results of the 46 tests indicated that two outlets at the Middle/High School showed lead at levels higher than the 15 ppb (parts per billion) threshold mandated by the state:

The two outlets are:

  1. A steamer located in the Kitchen

  2. An outlet in the Teacher’s Lounge


Please be advised that after reviewing the results with the cafeteria staff, we were informed that the steamer has not been used for food service preparation in over two years, which may explain the higher results from this outlet.  

Yesterday, immediately upon receiving the results, the district closed both of the outlets that showed levels higher than 15 ppb.  

The next steps are for our contracted vendor to take confirmatory flush samples at each of these outlets. If the fixtures are identified to contain lead or lead parts, we will replace the part or plumbing. While we continue with the sampling process, we will ensure that no one uses these outlets until the problem has been fixed.

More information regarding the results of all of our water testing is available on our website at (www.sapublicschools.com) and at the school district’s administrative office, which is open Monday to Friday from (8:00 am to 3:30 pm).

Thank you.

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