Mr. Antonio Santana

Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Antonio Santana


February 2024

February first marks the midpoint of the school year and well into our budget season, including planning for the 2024 /2025 school year. We are excited at the prospect of really digging deep into our programs and developing a plan that will not only continue to meet the needs of our learning community, but demonstrate growth as we continually look to enhance the experience and success of our students. This includes another look at our instructional programs and how best we can support literacy, which transcends into all of our academic areas. Above and beyond academic achievement, we will continue assessing our character education programs, extracurricular activities, and restorative practices.

While the month of February is relatively short, we have a whole host of activities planned, including but not limited to our high school’s production of the SpongeBob Musical, Bellport Middle School’s World Read Aloud Day, Snuggle Up and Read at Critz Elementary School, Kreamer Elementary School’s Valentines Day Dance, a visit from Author Elizabeth Shreeve with students at Frank P. Long to discuss her new book, The Upside-Down Book of Sloths , and the door decorating contest featuring Black History culture, figures, and representation at Brookhaven Elementary School. There are also a host of additional activities planned in observance of Black History Month in each of our school buildings which helps remind our community of the legacy African Americans who have had the power and strength to lead, to overcome, and to work towards the fostering of an American democracy that really lives up to its creed. Not to mention contributions made to the arts, science, and our overall American culture. There is much to be celebrated! Along with the contributions of all members of our diverse community. Black history is our history!

Remember to continue to encourage our learners to maintain good study habits, seek out help when needed, and to be mindful of community members that may be in need. In South Country we pride ourselves in Clipper Compassion and look forward to a productive and rewarding month.

As always, it is a real pleasure to serve the South Country Community as its superintendent of schools.

Please enjoy our midwinter break and stay healthy and safe!

Antonio Santana
Superintendent of Schools


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