As Yorktown students are setting foot in school and begin the 2013-2014 school year, Yorktown Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano has written a letter to his students and their parents.
In his letter he wishes parents to set 'the very best example' to their children at all times.
"Obviously, the constant social messaging that children receive from the media and from peers is not always the information they should see, hear or have," he wrote in his letter. "However, it is always my hope that common sense and good judgement will prevail. Children are dependent upon the adults in their lives to make good choices and wise decisions that keep them safe, protected, respectful and responsible."
Napolitano said he wants to remind parents and guardians that school officials are ready to assist them with any concerns and that school officials will "never shrink" their responsibilities to the children.
The children's safety, welfare, development, growth and well-being are the primary concern to school officials, he said.
Napolitano wrote he looks forward to greeting all the students on the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
"I know that this will be a wonderfully productive school year for students and staff alike," he wrote. "On behalf of the staff of the Yorktown Central Schools, I look forward to seeing all of you soon and throughout the year at our many activities and events."