Read Our Message from the Superintendent


Dear Springs Community, Parents and Students,

As I finish my third month as Superintendent of Springs School I want to thank the community, parents, staff and students for the warm welcome I received. I absolutely have enjoyed coming to work every day. Finding the right time to go home has been a challenge - Who knew so many people worked on the East End and lived west?!

Little did I know when I accepted this position my first decision would be regarding a septic system. We completed the project on time and under budget thanks to our Board of Education, BBS Architecture, H2M Engineers and Laser Construction. It was all worth it when I saw 740 plus students enter the building on the first day of school. I have been in every classroom and have already attended my first Spirit Meet as well as hosting a Superintendent coffee hour. Every child and staff member truly appeared to be energized and happy to be back. 

Our first All School Meeting was held on September 25, 2017 outside to celebrate National Peace Day. Our students and staff created pinwheels, taking them outside to create one large piece sign. Our Back to School night for 6-8th grade was a huge success thanks to the attention to details our teachers and administrators devoted to the event.

I want to thank the East Hampton Press and East Hampton Star for the outstanding articles regarding Blessings in a Backpack. The community rallied and donations were received from:  Anna Winter Wingfield, Jeffrey & Lynne Weinlandt, Zoe Builders, Jill & Freston Anderson III, James E. Zajac, Debra Winter-Vasso  &  Joseph A. Vasso, Eric M. and Lynette V. Casale, Stephen & Laurie Adler, Suzanne and Joseph O’Connell, Roberta and H. Roth, Ms. Marilyn Silverman and Roberta Weiss, Bruce Colbath and Carol O’Rourke, Dianne and Marlene Berman, Lena Vergnes, Carole Campolo and Donald King Cirillo, United Healthcare and Mark McKee.  Thank you to each one of you for your generous donation.  The program required at least one volunteer to coordinate the Springs Chapter. Stephany Gomez and Cindy Realmuto, both springs School employees have volunteered to serve as coordinators. Mrs. LaMonda’s Functional Academics class will pack the backpacks each week. The motto of Springs School is “Together We Make a Difference, “and it could not be truer as the Springs Blessing in a Backpack Chapter would not have been possible without all of you.

The Springs PTA is to be acknowledged and recognized along with their volunteers including 8th grade students who welcomed parents and students back with a BBQ, including carnival games, a dunk tank and a movie. An incredible tradition that brings together a community. A special thank you to all who made it look so easy.

I would like to remind everyone of our next Community Forum on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, beginning at 10 am. Child care will be available and the presentation will be in both English and Spanish. The plans for the proposed renovation and expansion will be on display and you may take a tour of our buildings and grounds as well. The community’s opinion matters, so if you belong to group or organization we would be more than willing to present the information at your next meeting.

As I have indicated, my door is always open. I prefer to meet in person so feel free to call my office to set up an appointment or simply stop by. I am available as early as 7am and will stay late to accommodate your schedule.

“Together We Make A Difference”, is the motto as Springs, and it is so true. I am extremely grateful to serve the Springs Community.

Warmest Regards,

Debra Winter


Springs Union Free School District