Sandy Valley Local School District
5362 State Route 183 NE • Magnolia, OH 44643
Phone: 330-866-3339 • Fax: 330-866-5238
Message from the Superintendent
The 2022-2023 school year is off to a magnificent start! I cannot express enough the pride I have for our students and staff. I truly enjoy when fall is in the air, students bustle through the halls, and fall athletics are in full swing. We started the school year with an emphasis on safety – both physical and emotional. Our staff continues to prioritize building relationships, and we are in the process of upgrading our security through a safety grant we received this year. Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell addressed the staff at convocation this year and reiterated that taking care of our children, addressing their physical and emotional needs, is a large part of the best prevention for a safe school. I am happy to report that Sheriff Campbell was just as proud of our school as I am! Each person contributes to the success of our students, and I thank our community for their continued support of our schools.
I would like to showcase some of our unsung heroes. This year, Sandy Valley had the honor of hosting the county-wide annual Bus Driver Banquet. Often, we forget how important the role of bus driver is in the life of a school district. We like to say that our drivers do not just drive buses, they transport our futures. They are typically the first and the last school employee our children see each day. Bus drivers do more than get our students safely from one location to another. They have often been the first lines of defense when various issues plague our students and have been instrumental in the mental wellness and safety of our children. In keeping with the October events that highlight our bus drivers—the annual bus banquet and National Bus Safety Week, I thought it apropos to give these valuable employees a shout-out as well. Please remember that our drivers are an integral part of your child’s education and join me in thanking them for their hard work and dedication. When you see a bus with their flashers on “give ‘em a brake” and stop for our children’s safety!
Collectively provide our students with a diverse education while inspiring and empowering them to discover and pursue their passion in an ever-changing world.