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Message from Superintendent Archibald
It is with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm that I write to you this morning which marks my first official day as the superintendent of South Lyon Community Schools. It is a distinct privilege for me to be afforded the opportunity to lead such a dynamic school community deeply committed to providing excellent educational experiences for all students. I come to SLCS with thirty years of experience as a teacher, building and district leader with Livonia Public Schools. In addition, I bring an unwavering commitment to work tirelessly each day in the best interest of the entire school community.
I have been a resident of the community since August 2016 when my family, including my wife and two daughters, relocated to New Hudson. We have thoroughly enjoyed making this community our home and are excited to now be part of the SLCS family. The many discussions I have had with community and staff members in the past few weeks has only solidified further for me that this is the community with which I want to partner and work for the betterment of our students and the community at-large.
The 2019-20 school closure posed an immense challenge for students, parents, and educators across our district and the state. Over the past few weeks, I have fielded numerous questions from individuals concerned about the potential uncertainty of the coming school year. Summer is a period of transition from one school year to the next. During this time, I can assure you that district personnel are working on a comprehensive Return to School plan and details will be shared in the coming weeks as things are further developed and finalized.
This is an important time to remember the foundational values on which this great district stands. These values reflect and honor a sense of community, a collaborative spirit, and a commitment to providing a quality educational experience for all students. I trust that our entire school community will continue to pull together to meet current and future challenges on behalf of the students entrusted in our care.
In closing, I want to reiterate what an honor it is for me to begin serving the SLCS community as the Superintendent of Schools. It is time to put my excitement into action by rolling up my sleeves and getting to work alongside each of you. I look forward to meeting and working with students, parents, and staff members across the district to achieve new heights together.
Steven P. Archibald
Superintendent of Schools