Principal Update

Dear Falcon Family,

Welcome to the new school year! I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the teachers, students, and families in this community. My own background is in science (Biology major) and I have experience at the secondary level as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. Although I am a Florida native, I spent quite a bit of my life in Texas, starting both my teaching and administrative career there. Family is very important to me, and I am certain you will see mine at a variety of school events. I hope that you too will bring your family to school events throughout the year, and join me in celebrating in the many talents of our students.

The upcoming school year might be the most exciting yet! East River was chosen to join in the digital revolution, and we welcome the use of digital devices within our curriculum across every corner of the school. Each student will be provided a Lenovo laptop which will become the hub of their academic experience this year. This exciting step allows us to bridge the gap between high school and college, and truly provide all students with opportunities and learning experiences that will continue to assist them in our digitally focused world. Our instructional staff has spent numerous days over the summer acquainting themselves with the capabilities of the laptops, as well as best practices on integrating that technology into the curriculum. While making these changes may be difficult at first, I have no doubt we will all adapt to this new way of life in education.

Please review the information throughout the website, as there is an abundance of information regarding the programs, graduation requirements, and opportunities available at East River.

I look forward to working with you families to help each student reach their academic goals. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Dale Valente