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Mr. Thompson is leaving Schalmont

Date Feb. 28, 2017

Dear Parents:

I am writing to inform you that Jefferson Elementary School Assistant Principal, Mr. Jason Thompson, has accepted a position in the Mohonasen School District as the new principal of Pinewood Elementary School. Although as a community, we are saddened at the thought of his leaving, we are very happy for him as he moves on to a position that he has dreamed of for quite some time.

We expect that Mr. Thompson will take over his new role at Mohonasen sometime later next month. For the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, we will provide administrative assistance to the school but will not be filling Mr. Thompson’s position at this time. As we work through the budget process, we may see transfers or reductions of administrators, and so we wish to wait to consider any potential hires until the end of June 2017.

In the meantime, Jefferson Elementary School will still be in the capable hands of Principal Mr. Joby Gifford as we move forward to develop a plan. Our administrative team and faculty will continue to work together to serve our students and to make this transition a smooth one. If you have any questions, you may contact him at or 355-1342 or me directly at or 355-9200, ext. 4001.

I know you will join with me in congratulating Mr. Thompson on his new position. We would also like to thank him for his eight years of devotion to and support for all the students, staff and families in Schalmont. We wish him the best of luck at his new endeavor.


Dr. Carol Pallas
Schalmont Superintendent of Schools