June 18, 2021

Dear Students, Staff, and Families,

I hope this email finds you well.  The weather is beautiful and it’s great to see everyone taking advantage of being outside with no masks.  It’s been a long and challenging 15 months and it feels good to be getting back to normal.  

Listed below are a few items for your review:

  • Congratulations to the class of 2021.  As you know, last Friday was graduation.  It was a beautiful evening and an elegant ceremony.  A special thanks goes out to Mr. Costa and everyone who played a role in organizing the event.  As you can imagine there is a great deal of planning that goes into preparing for an event that has over 300 graduates and their families. Kudos to everyone involved.

  • Each year we ask our administrators from each of our schools to nominate a staff member that they feel is deserving of being recognized as Cumberland’s Teacher of the Year.  Principals nominate staff members who they feel are deserving of this recognition.   As you can imagine, there are several teachers deserving of being Cumberland’s Teacher of the Year.  I am pleased to share with you that Cumberland’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year is Eric Georgio.  Those of you who know Eric will agree that he is an exceptional teacher who has positively impacted the lives of his students.  Congratulations Eric!

  • Just a reminder that the CumberlandFest organizers are looking for volunteers.  The Volunteer Registration Form is attached as well as the Youth Organization 2021 Grant Application for youth organizations interested in applying for grant money raised during this event.

  • Plans for Cumberland Hill School to move to the swing space in the Transitional Building are well underway.  Work on the Transitional Building will begin next week in preparation for welcoming the elementary school students and staff at the end of August.  Both the Trans Building and Cumberland Hill School will be busy places this summer.

As always, thank you for the support you’ve shown during these last several months.  Our focus will now be on preparing for the return of our students and staff at the end of the summer.

Happy Father’s Day!


Robert A. Mitchell

Superintendent of Schools

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