Superintendent Monthly Message (English)


Dear Dayton Families,                                                                                            September 23, 2022


The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start. Enrollment is up over what we anticipated for the year. The buildings are a buzz with a positive energy we have not seen for a few years. Everyone is certainly excited about the much more ‘normal’ start to the school year.

We continue to see the impact of the pandemic as we still have many students who are in need of support in many ways. The Oregon Department of Education just released the assessment scores from last year and as expected they reflect the learning loss that took place during the pandemic when students were not in school. The board, administration and staff are committed to supporting our students and helping them recover academically. We can help our students regain the lost learning by working together and supporting them and each other.

The board is working to update district curriculum and create a strategic plan. Last year the district adopted new English language arts and English language proficiency curriculums. This year we will be adopting a new mathematics curriculum. The Dayton School Board has also adopted a new strategic plan for 2022-2027. The plan sets our priorities and goals for the district to work towards. The plan is the result of 12 months work by board members and the Teaching and Learning team facilitated by a trainer from the Oregon School Boards association.

The strategic plan identifies five priority areas and three overarching goals. The priority areas are educational programs, community and culture, equity, student and staff wellness, and resources. The three overarching goals are high achievement for all learners, cultivate mental and physical wellness for staff, and partner with families and community. The entire plan is available on the district website at

We encourage the community to stop by our schools and visit. We especially want to see you at the events that happen throughout the year. Our staff and students work hard everyday. We are extremely thankful to the community for your continued support. Go Pirates!

Steven Sugg
Dayton School District
[email protected]