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Parents, Students, Faculty & Staff


Dear Residents and Staff,

The Central Islip School District is incredibly proud of how all stakeholders have effectively transitioned into hybrid learning. The students and staff have adjusted to new routines as instruction in Central Islip has been reinvented. Thank you to the entire community. Current health and safety standards, combined with continued academic rigor, are only possible because of your steadfast dedication to prioritizing student achievement. 

We want the accomplishments of our first two and a half months to continue. During this holiday season, please remember to stay cautious. By observing local, state, and national health guidelines, you are doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. While it is a fact that COVID-19 transmission rates are increasing, schools appear to be a safe haven from community spread. The goal of the Central Islip School District is to keep students and staff in school under our successful re-opening plan, barring a government shutdown. 

The Central Islip School District wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks you again for your continued support. The following links will provide information to help you navigate these unprecedented times.

Thank you, and please stay safe.  

Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools 



Dear Central Islip Employees, Parents & Guardians,

This survey will help the Central Islip School District determine if staff and students are willing to be tested for COVID-19, should Central Islip be categorized as a “yellow zone.” If Central Islip is deemed a “yellow zone,” 20% of staff and students would have to be tested over a two-week period in order for in-person learning to continue.

Testing is entirely voluntary. Please complete the Willingness to Test survey. Your response to this survey does not bind you to your response when testing begins. The survey will help the Central Islip School District determine if in-person instruction is feasible should Central Islip become a “yellow zone.” We will plan to test on-site.

https://forms.gle/AZwLvRSAmNPREFkS8

Thank you, and please stay safe.  

Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools 




Dear Central Islip Community, 

On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the Central Islip School District, we would like to wish you and yours a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. 

Please be reminded that all academic instruction will be delivered virtually the week afterThanksgiving until December 4th Please stay safe and enjoy your holiday. 

Sincerely,                                      

Mr. Norman A. Wagner, President, Board of Education                
Ms. Sharon A. Dungee,Superintendent of Schools 





Dear Residents and Staff,

On Sunday, November 22, the Central Islip Union Free School District (CIUFSD) learned that a student at the Andrew T. Morrow Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The CIUFSD COVID-19 Task Force immediately investigated and contact tracing has been completed. The CIUFSD will communicate with affected stakeholders. The Andrew T. Morrow Elementary School will be open Monday, November 23.

Thank you, and please stay safe.  

Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools 



Dear Residents and Staff,

On Thursday, November 19, the Central Islip Union Free School District (CIUFSD) learned that a student at the Charles A. Mulligan Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The CIUFSD COVID-19 Task Force immediately investigated and contact tracing has been completed. The CIUFSD will communicate with affected stakeholders. The Charles A. Mulligan Elementary School will be open Monday, November 23.

Thank you, and please stay safe.  

Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools



Dear Residents and Staff,

On Wednesday, November 18, the Central Islip Union Free School District (CIUFSD) learned that a student at the Marguerite Mulvey Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The CIUFSD COVID-19 Task Force immediately investigated and contact tracing has been completed. The CIUFSD will communicate with affected stakeholders. The Marguerite Mulvey Elementary School will be open Thursday, November 19.

Thank you, and please stay safe.  

Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools 



Dear Community;

This correspondence is to update you on the status of our schools and COVID-19. I want to thank you and all our families for your cooperation and diligence in observing safety and health protocols as we continue to protect ourselves and our families from Coronavirus.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS), notified school district superintendents this past week that they have investigated over 900 positive COVID-19 cases associated with over 300 schools and that the data reveals that the efforts all schools have made to reduce the risk of the spread within our schools, is, in fact, working. The SCDHS has also determined that the original method of investigation can be amended to only quarantine close contacts. Close contacts are identified by the Health Department as individuals who were within 6 feet of each other for more than 10 minutes over a 24-hour period. Since the Central Islip School District enforces the 6-foot social distancing protocols and wearing masks, the SCDHS recommendation is to focus the contact tracing on close contacts only, not proximate contacts.

Suffolk County health officials have also determined that large and small group gatherings outside of schools are contributing to the spread of COVID-19. There are increasing concerns that the potential for the spread of the virus will increase during the holiday season. SCDHS has asked that school officials promote restricting holiday gatherings to household family members. Those who travel should observe New York State travel guidelines and not return to school until after being tested negative twice or following the 14-day quarantine period. These restrictions are in place to keep our families and schools safe from community spread.

Long Island’s community spread has reached a range where we may be identified as a “micro-cluster.” What this means is that Suffolk County is considered a Tier 1 region. If the following criteria are met, we could be placed in the “yellow precautionary zone,” which would be indicated by a 7-day rolling average positivity rate above 2.5% for 10 days, and having at least 10 new daily cases per 100,000 on a 7-day average. Suffolk County’s numbers show a 7-day rolling average above 2.5% on November 10 and 11. If these numbers continue, we could be identified by the Governor as a “yellow precautionary zone” as soon as November 19. Schools may remain open while in the yellow precautionary zone; however, in order to continue to have in-person instruction, 20% of students, faculty and staff would be required to submit to mandatory weekly COVID testing. Since this testing may not occur for at least the first week following November 19, the possibility exists that we could convert to full virtual instruction by next week. 

As you know, Central Islip Schools will shift to 100% virtual instruction the week following the Thanksgiving holiday – November 30 through December 4. There is the potential for the virus to spread as symptoms manifest, yet some may be asymptomatic while still infectious. Therefore, the Board of Education and I made this decision at the November 9 School Board Meeting as a safety precaution to keep our students, their families, and our faculty and staff safe from the spread of Coronavirus.

It is important for all of us to observe social distancing protocols, wear masks, wash hands frequently, and follow county and state guidelines on group gatherings and travel restrictions.  

On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty and Staff, please enjoy a safe and very happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools



Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the holiday season approaches, it is becoming abundantly clear that many of us will be gathering together to observe traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. Such gatherings present the potential for the rapid spread of COVID-19.

In our School District's commitment to protect our students, their families, faculty, and staff, the Central Islip School District will be utilizing an entirely virtual teaching model from November 30th thru December 4th. This is a safety precaution that is being taken to keep our school community safe from Corona virus's potential spread.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation at this time. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact your child's principal.

On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the Central Islip School District, I want to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools


Week of November 23-27

Elementary (Grades K-6)

  • Monday, November 23  Group A
  • Tuesday, November 24 – Group B
  • Wednesday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Recess
  • Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Recess
  • Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Recess

 

Secondary (Grades 7-12)
All students have their schedules.  Please speak to the main office for assistance. 

Grab & Go Meal Program

Thanksgiving Week - Grab and Go will be at the Mulligan School on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am - 12:00pm. 

Sincerely,
Ms. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools


Board of Education
Virtual Workshops/Meetings

Central Islip Board of Education Virtual Meetings/Workshops.  
CLICK HERE for details and instructions to access our virtual meetings via telephone dial-in or internet browser via internet ready device. 

UPCOMING  MEETINGS
December 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm - IN-PERSON (Masks and Social Distancing Required) Board of Education Workshop
December 14, 2020, at 7:30 pm - VIRTUAL (Details at link below) Board of Education Meeting


CLICK HERE for Virtual Meeting Access Details

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