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
I happened upon a book by Charlie Mackesy titled The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. The story depicts four unlikely friends on a journey for home. At one point in the story, the mole poses this question: “Is your glass half empty or half full?” asked the mole. “I think I’m grateful to have a glass,” said the boy.
As we journey through this madness of Covid and the many opinions, regulations, and uncertainty swirling around us, it is very easy to lose our way. But I began to think about this quote and the fact that the holiday season is here, and I feel this could not be a better time for an attitude of gratitude.
Let me first say thank you to our entire faculty and staff, and especially our nurses who have worked tirelessly to assure a safe and viable learning environment. I am grateful for everyone’s dedication to our students.
To the entire Sandy Valley community: everyone in our district expresses our sincere appreciation for your willingness to come together and pass the school levy even during these arduous times. You, too, have played a role in supporting our greatest and most precious commodity – our students.
Thank you for taking this journey with us, with all its ups and downs, to ensure the future of Sandy Valley.
“We have a long way to go,” sighed the boy. “But look how far we have come,” said the horse.
Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season filled with gratitude and hope.
David J. Fischer
The mission of the Sandy Valley Local School District is to provide an appropriate educational program and learning environment which will effectively meet the educational needs of its students and citizens and/or help its students accomplish educational goals which are significant, durable, and/or transferable.