Letter to Parents regarding NYS Department of Health advisory

Dear Parents:

The health and safety of our students continues to be our number one priority. The New York State Department of Health has issued an advisory related to enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness. The district is providing you with the following information, resources and guidance to help you prevent and identify the symptoms related to this virus. It is important that we continue to work together to keep our children healthy and safe. Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding symptoms specific to your particular child, please do not hesitate to contact your health care provider.


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Letter to Parents regrading NYS Assessments


Nassau County Police Department - Tips to Keep Safe

Dear School Superintendent,

School is back in session, and as such, the youth of our County tend to increase their unsupervised travel (walking to and from school, between the bus stop and home, meeting with friends after school, etc.). As we analyze crime reports, we historically see an increase in crimes directed at students this time of year. Too often, our youth are subjected to the theft of their cell phone, IPad, sneakers or other articles they carry or wear.

Proactively anticipating this trend, the Nassau County Police Department has prepared a simple but informative pamphlet entitled "Tips to keep Safe". This simple pamphlet reminds students to stay vigilant and to be aware of their surroundings. The pamphlet offers tips on how to avoid becoming a victim and what to do in the event that they become one.

We are offering the attached pamphlet to you via our updated SPIN "special interest group" in the hope that you will disseminate the information to your students. Please feel free to email or print and copy this pamphlet in order to provide it to your students.

Also be aware that we are directing our patrol officers to monitor students as they walk to and from school and bus stops to show their presence and to further deter would-be offenders.

Commissioner Krumpter and I hope you will assist us in this important effort. We look forward to working with you throughout the school year to protect your students, faculty and facilities.

Best Regards,

Steven Skrynecki
Chief of Department

Educational Foundation Donates Needed School Supplies

At the start of the school year, the district’s Educational Foundation, Inc. donated $100 in school supplies to be distributed to needy families in the district. Since 1996, the Foundation has donated more than $80,000 to schools throughout the district.
Supplies were also provided in part from a grant through CVS. “Every year, thanks to the efforts of the Foundation, we are able to donate supplies through our social workers to our families,” Superintendent Dr. Adrienne Robb-Fund said.

District Welcomes New Teachers

Prior to the start of the 2014-2015 school year, the district held its annual new teacher orientation, during which administrators and staff welcomed 10 new teachers.

Held at the James A. Dever Elementary School for three days, the orientation provided a positive and informative forum. New staff became acquainted with one another and met administrators, while receiving an overview of the district’s curriculum and learning about district policies and procedures.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Adrienne Robb-Fund congratulated the teachers on their new positions in the district, and noted that she, along with central administrators, remain confident that each will serve as valuable contributors to the tradition of student-centered education.
Friday, September 19, 2014