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Board of Education Meeting, July 27th

The Islip Board of Education will hold a regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Islip High School auditorium. It is anticipated that after open the meeting, the Board will convene into Executive Session, with the public business portion beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. The agenda will be available to the public on the day of the meeting through BoardDocs on the District website. We hope to see you there!

Second Graders Merge Research and Poetry at Commack Road

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Prior to the end of the school year, second graders in Patricia Austin’s class at Commack Road completed animal research projects. After months of reading, researching, taking notes and creating a nonfiction book, their work was almost complete. As their projects ended, they began a poetry unit. Each student took the knowledge gained from their research and used it to create shape poems of their animals.

 

  

Sex Offender Notification

In our continued effort to ensure the safety of our students is never compromised, we wish to communicate information provided to our District by the Suffolk County Police Department. We have been notified by SCPD of a Risk Level 2 sex offender residing in the Islip School District. For additional information, you may wish to visit the Parents for Megan's Law website. A letter from SCPD is also linked below for you.

Residents without internet access may utilize computers at the Islip Public Library. In addition, information is available for pick-up in person at the administration building. Proof of residency is required. While the hamlet of Islip is a very safe community, when information such as this is made known to us, we must all take the opportunity to review the safety rules with our children and remind them to be alert and careful so they will avoid situations that could place them in harm's way. More information on Suffolk County Police Department's notification procedure may be found through the links below.

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Enhancing Literacy With Wing’s Book Vending Machine

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At the close of the school year, Wing received a fabulous new literacy-enhancing book vending machine, thanks to a donation by Wing’s PTA. Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine, created by the the Global Vending Group, holds 200-300 books and can feature up to 20 different books, accessible to students via special golden tokens.

Islip Administrators Present Ways to Enhance School Climate and Culture

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Three district administrators – Islip Middle School Principal Timothy Martin, Islip Middle School Assistant Principal Jason Cohen and Director of Technology, Innovation and Information Systems Chad Walerstein – recently presented at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s annual conference. This three-day ASCD event, titled “Empowered and Connected,” was held virtually this year from June 23-25, due to the pandemic.

The Islip administrators’ presentation, “Culture First, Culture Last, Culture Always: Five Easy Steps to Enhancing School Culture for Students, Staff, and Families,” helps districts address issues of equity and excellence by enhancing school climate and culture. Islip’s comprehensive five-part approach (acknowledge, ask, analyze, act and assess) prioritizes equity for historically marginalized groups and establishes powerful connections between school culture, student and staff mental health, and academic performance.

“It is more important now than ever before to ensure learning communities have a positive climate and culture,” Martin said. “The clouds of the pandemic are looming and it is vital for school communities to seek positivity. Nearly 30 educators from across the nation joined our presentation and sought advice on how Islip goes about seeking feedback from stakeholders combining in-person outreach and technology.”