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Welcome to Commack Road Elementary School

300 Commack Road
Islip, NY 11751

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School Hours: 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m

Telephone Directory

Main Office: (631) 650-8600
Fax: (631) 650-8608
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8605
Nurse’s Office: (631) 650-8625
Nurse's Office Fax: (631) 650-8628
Attendance: (631) 650-8610


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James Cameron, Principal


Principal's Message

Summer 2017

Happy Summer to the CRES Community!
Everyone is most likely enjoying the summer by now.  I hope you have found some time to relax, refresh and recharge!  (And perhaps to do some summer reading!)  I would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year at Commack Road Elementary.  CRES is an exciting place, and I am thrilled to be starting my first year as the principal of such a wonderful learning environment. 

You will be receiving a letter from the District towards the end of August which should answer many of your questions about the first day of school, our back to school night, and the exciting things happening this year.  If anything should come up, please feel free to send me an email directly at  
CRES is now on Twitter (@IslipCRES), and we are in the process of populating a CRES parent/community eBoard that can be accessed from the District Website.   As the District moves forward with its “Green Initiative,” things that have been typically mailed home will only be found on these electronic sites.  Please remember that all electronic resources can be accessed on your smart phone or at the Islip Public Library located at 71 Monell Avenue.
Communication and information are key to the success of each individual student and our school community.  Stay informed by following us on Twitter, visiting the CRES eBoard, utilizing the District Calendar and by attending school and PTA events as often as possible. 

Once again, thank you very much for the opportunity to lead such a fine learning institution.  I would like to close with a warmhearted thank you to Brian McCarthy for acting as the interim principal for the last year and half.  Under Mr. McCarthy’s leadership, CRES rallied around the students and came together to the benefit of all stakeholders in the Islip School District.  

I look forward to meeting everyone in the year ahead at the many community events that truly make Islip a wonderful place!


James Cameron

EXCEL Students Show a Solid Grasp of Math

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Fifth-grade students in Islip’s EXCEL program created 3D Platonic solids for use in playing math games. Platonic solids, named for the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, are the five convex polyhedrons – the tetrahedron, cube, dodecahedron, octahedron and icosahedron – with congruent regular polygonal faces with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. 

A Day of Red, White and Blue at Commack Road

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Urged on by the patriotic tones of the CRES TrebleMakers vocal ensemble, performing the national anthem and “America the Beautiful,” Commack Road celebrated Flag Day with a sea of red, white and blue.  Special guests included Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron and Roby Johnson, the commander of American Legion Rusy Bohm Post 411.

Principal Brian McCarthy presented student contest awards – one for each grade – to third-grader Amanda Owen, fourth-grader Amy Marconi and fifth-grader Carly Herrington, as well as an academic award to Ryan Kelly and a music award to Rebecca Leo.

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