District Updates

  • 10/20/20 - District Email

    Food Service Program - Update

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  • 10/19/20 - District Email/Text

    Superintendent's Letter - Update to BMS School Closure and Full Distance Learning 10/19/20 - 10/23/20

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  • 10/18/20 - District Email/Text/Call

    Dear Massapequa School Community,

    The District was notified that a student at Berner Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. As we continue to support the DOH with contact tracing, we learned this student had greater contact with students and staff. As such, Berner Middle School will be moving to full distance learning for grades 6 - 8 for this coming week, October 19 - October 23.

    All students are required to log-in to their teachers’ PowerSchool Learning classes to access their Google Meet codes and follow their normal class schedule.

    The district will be sharing additional information with the school community tomorrow. As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our priority.

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

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  • 10/18/20 - Parent Email/Text

    Superintendent's Letter - FFE School Open (In-Person) on 10/19/20

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  • 10/16/20 - District Email/Text

    Superintendent's Letter - Daily Health Screening Update

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  • 10/14/20 - District Email/Text

    Superintendent's Letter - BMS School Resume In-Person Classes on 10/15/20

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  • 10/14/20 - District Email/Text/Call

    Superintendent's Letter - FFE School Closure and Full Distance Learning on 10/15/20 and 10/16/20

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  • 10/13/20 - District Email/Text/Call

    Dear Massapequa Families, Faculty and Staff,

    This evening, the District was notified that a staff member at Berner Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. Accordingly, the staff member will be quarantining and will not return to school until the District receives clearance from the DOH.

    Since this information came to us just recently, we have not had an opportunity to work through the details of this case. After consulting with the DOH and in an abundance of caution, Berner Middle School will be closed to students and instructional staff on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. All students in Grades 6-8 will be on a distance learning model and are required to log-in to their teachers’ PowerSchool Learning classes to access their Google Meet codes and follow their normal class schedule. As a reminder, all students log-in to PowerSchool Learning and Google Meet with their Google username (username@msd23.org) and password.

    Tomorrow’s building closure will ensure the District can thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of the building. Additionally, the District will work collaboratively with the DOH tomorrow regarding any other measures that may be necessary.

    We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we learn more. As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our priority.

    Sincerely,

     Lucille F. Iconis

    Superintendent of Schools

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  • 10/13/20 - Parent Email/Text

    Superintendent's Update - District Letter 10/13/20

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  • 10/9/20 - Parent Email/Text

    Superintendent's Letter - FFE School Open (In-Person) on 10/13/20

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  • 10/9/20 - Parent Email/Text

    Dear Massapequa Families:

    As we continue to monitor infection rates within the District, county and region, and remain mindful of guidance from the Governor’s office and the New York State Department of Health, we are periodically reviewing our reopening plan.

    Consistent with the District’s approach of reopening schools in the safest manner possible, at last night’s Board of Education meeting, the decision was made to delay the return of our grade 7 students to full in-person instruction on Monday, October 19, 2020.

    Thank you for your understanding, patience, and flexibility. We will continue to keep you apprised of any new information as it becomes available.

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

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  • 10/8/20 - Parent Email/Text/Call

    Superintendent's Letter - FFE School Closure and Full Distance Learning on 10/9/20

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  • 10/7/20 - Parent Email/Text/Call

    Dear Massapequa School Community,

    Fairfield Elementary School will remain closed to students and instructional staff on Thursday, October 8, 2020.  All instruction for Fairfield students will be remote and students will be required to log-in to their classes with the Google Meet information located on PowerSchool Learning (Haiku) and follow their normal class schedule.

    We are closely monitoring this situation and will continue to provide you with updates. 

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

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  • 10/6/20 - Parent Email/Text/Call

    Superintendent's Letter - FFE School Closure and Full Distance Learning on 10/7/20

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  • 10/5/20 - Parent Email/Text

    Superintendent's Update - District Letter 10/5/20 #2

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  • 10/5/20 - Parent Email/Text

    Superintendent's Update - District Letter 10/5/20

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  • 10/2/20 Secondary Parents/Guardians Email/Text

    Superintendent's Update - District Letter 10/2/20 (Phase-in Plan Details)

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  • 9/30/20 - District Email/Text

    Superintendent's Update - District Letter 9/30/20 (Phase-in Plan)

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  • 9/25/20 - District Email/Text

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    As shared in our Massapequa School District Reopening Plan, the re-evaluation of our current model occurred as scheduled during the month of September. In this regard, the Board of Education, during their September 24th meeting, charged the Superintendent of Schools to establish a plan to transition to the next phase of our reopening plan. Specifically, to transition our Grades 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 students from a hybrid model to a full in-school model by October 19th. This phase only impacts our hybrid students and does not include a change to our optional distance learning model. The Superintendent of Schools will release more details in this regard early next week.

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

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  • 9/22/20 - Parent Email/Text

    Superintendent's Update - District Letter 9/22/20

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  • 9/21/20 - District Email

    Social Emotional Support

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  • 9/17/20 - District Email/Text

    Superintendent's Update - District Letter 9/17/20

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  • 9/16/20 - District Email/Text/Call

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    PowerSchool and BOCES web-hosting have resolved the Parent Portal and PowerSchool Health Screening and Attendance Notification form issue. We ask that you resume completion of the form tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th.

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

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  • 9/16/20 - District Email/Text/Call

    Dear Massapequa Families, Faculty and Staff,

    After consulting with the Nassau County Department of Health, Berner Middle School will resume in-person instruction for Grade 6 as well as Grade 7 and 8 hybrid classes for Group B tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th. The District has taken all appropriate steps to deep-clean and sanitize the building in preparation for reopening. 

    We thank you for your cooperation and support during our shift to distance learning. We look forward to welcoming our Berner Middle School students back to their daily schedule.

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

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  • 9/15/20 - District Email/Text/Call

    Dear Massapequa Families, Faculty and Staff,

    Late this afternoon, the District was notified that a student at Berner Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  After receiving a positive test, this student is required to quarantine pursuant to the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines.  Accordingly, the student will not return to school until the District receives clearance from the DOH.  Contact tracing will be conducted by the Department of Health.

    Out of an abundance of caution and following guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH), Berner Middle School will be closed to students and instructional staff on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. All students in Grades 6-8 will be on a distance learning model and are required to log-in to their teachers’ PowerSchool Learning classes to access their Google Meet codes and follow their normal class schedule. As a reminder, all students log-in to PowerSchool Learning and Google Meet with their Google username (username@msd23.org) and password.

    Tomorrow’s building closure will ensure the District can thoroughly clean and disinfect areas in the building that were accessible to the student. Additionally, the District will work collaboratively with the DOH tomorrow regarding any other measures that may be necessary.

    We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we learn more. As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our priority.

    Sincerely,

     Lucille F. Iconis

    Superintendent of Schools

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  • 9/12/20 - District Email/Text

    Since Back to School Nights cannot be held in-person this year, the following adjustment has been made…. ALL Back-to-School Nights have been moved to MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st and will be available virtually via recorded video posted to the teacher’s PowerSchool Learning (formerly Haiku) class. These presentations will be available after 4:00 PM on 9/21/20. To access, we ask that you please visit https://msd23.learning.powerschool.com/ and sign-in with your child’s @msd23.org Google account or your PowerSchool Learning parent account. As shared in our previous technology email, please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech for additional information about these accounts.

    Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate these uncharted waters.

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  • 9/4/20 District Secondary Email (Secondary Student/Parent Technology Support)

    Welcome to the 2020 school year! At this time, we invite you to view all of our technology resources, Chromebook information, and support information located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech. In addition, we ask that you please note the following:

    • The PowerSchool Parent Portal: The Parent Portal gives you access to the daily health form, schedules, attendance, and academic/student information. If parents need Parent Portal support, please email powerschool@msd.k12.ny.us.
    • The Clever Portal: All of our online resource links are located on a new Clever Portal (formerly ChiefNet) located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/clever. Students log-in to their new Clever Portal using their Google account (username@msd23.org) and password. Grade K-8 student usernames and passwords are located on the Parent Portal – Student Portfolio page. Grade 9-12 student usernames and passwords are student-created. You can learn more about our Clever Portal by visiting www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - The Clever Portal.
      • In-School/Hybrid Student Account Support: If students/parents need support with any of our online resources, please contact the classroom teacher. If additional support is needed, students need to visit the Computer Lab.
      • Distance Learning Student Account Support: If students/parents need support with any of our online resources, please contact the classroom teacher. If additional support is needed, please complete our Distance Learning Tech Support Form located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Student and Parent Support for our district and building technology team.
    • PowerSchool Learning (formerly Haiku): All teachers have a PowerSchool Learning class. All classes have webpages with content blocks, a calendar, and a messages/announcements page. Students log-in to their PowerSchool Learning classes using their Google account (username@msd23.org) and password. You can learn more about our PowerSchool Learning classes by visiting www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - PowerSchool Learning. Please note, parents can create an optional view-only parent account by using the directions and access codes that are located on the Parent Portal – Student Portfolio page.
      • If students/parents need support with PowerSchool Learning, please contact the classroom teacher. If required, the teacher will contact the building technology team.
    • Chromebooks for In-School/Hybrid Students:
      • All students have student-assigned Chromebooks that need to be brought to/from school and home daily.
      • All students must use their Chromebook case to transport the Chromebook to/from school and home to prevent breakage.
      • Students need to charge their Chromebooks nightly.
      • If students/parents need Chromebook support, please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Chromebooks. You will find Chromebook information, an introduction video, and basic troubleshooting steps. If necessary, students need to visit Chrome Depot for a repair and loaner.
    • Chromebooks for Distance Learning Students:
      • All students have student-assigned Chromebooks.
      • If students/parents need Chromebook support, please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Chromebooks. You will find Chromebook information, an introduction video, and basic troubleshooting steps. After, please complete our Distance Learning Chromebook Repair form located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Student and Parent Tech Support. If a loaner is required during the mail-in repair, please call the building and request a Chromebook loaner from the building Computer TA.

    We wish you all the best this school year!

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  • 9/4/20 District Elementary Email (Elementary Student/Parent Technology Support)

    Welcome to the 2020 school year! At this time, we invite you to view all of our technology resources, Chromebook information, and support information located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech. In addition, we ask that you please note the following:

    • The PowerSchool Parent Portal: The Parent Portal gives you access to the daily health form, schedules, attendance, and academic/student information. If parents need Parent Portal support, please email powerschool@msd.k12.ny.us.
    • The Clever Portal: All of our online resource links are located on a new Clever Portal (formerly ChiefNet) located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/clever. Students log-in to their new Clever Portal using their Google account (username@msd23.org) and password. Grade K-8 student usernames and passwords are located on the Parent Portal – Student Portfolio page. You can learn more about our Clever Portal by visiting www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - The Clever Portal.
      • In-School Student Account Support: If students/parents need support with any of our online resources, please contact the classroom teacher. If required, the teacher will contact the building technology team.
      • Distance Learning Student Account Support: If students/parents need support with any of our online resources, please contact the classroom teacher. If additional support is needed, please complete our Distance Learning Tech Support Form located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Student and Parent Tech Support for our district and building technology team.
    • PowerSchool Learning (formerly Haiku): All teachers have a PowerSchool Learning class. All classes have webpages with content blocks, a calendar, and a messages/announcements page. Students log-in to their PowerSchool Learning classes using their Google account (username@msd23.org) and password. You can learn more about our PowerSchool Learning classes by visiting www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - PowerSchool Learning. Please note, parents can create an optional view-only parent account by using the directions and access codes that are located on the Parent Portal – Student Portfolio page.
      • If students/parents need support with PowerSchool Learning, please contact the classroom teacher. If required, the teacher will contact the building technology team.
    • Chromebooks for In-School Students:
      • All students will be receiving classroom-assigned Chromebooks that need to be brought to/from school and home daily.
      • Students will be receiving a protective case that must be used to transport the Chromebook to/from school and home daily to prevent breakage.
      • Students will be receiving an extra charger that must be kept home. Students need to charge their Chromebooks nightly.
      • Students will be receiving a Chromebook Information and Getting-Started printout that must be kept home.
      • If students/parents need support at home, please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Chromebooks. You will find Chromebook information, an introduction video, and basic troubleshooting steps. If additional support is needed, please contact the classroom teacher. If required, the classroom teacher will then contact the building technology team.
    • Chromebooks for Distance Learning Students:
      • All students will be receiving classroom-assigned Chromebooks.
      • Students will be receiving a protective case and charger.
      • Students will be receiving a Chromebook Information and Getting-Started printout.
      • If students/parents need Chromebook support, please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Chromebooks. You will find Chromebook information, an introduction video, and basic troubleshooting steps. After, please complete our Distance Learning Chromebook Repair form located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech - Student and Parent Tech Support. If a loaner is required during the mail-in repair, please call the building and request a Chromebook loaner from the building Computer TA.

    We wish you all the best this school year!

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  • 9/3/20 - Posted to Website

    Health & Safety Protocols Presentation 2020-21

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  • 9/3/20 - District Email

    In this email and on our website, please find “A Parent’s Guide to Student Expectations in Virtual Learning Formats.” This document was designed based upon the collective input of teachers, administrators and parents, and is intended to provide some basic guidance and structure when students are participating in their learning environment virtually, whether it be hybrid or full distance learning.

    A Parent’s Guide to Student Expectations in Virtual Learning Formats

    Should you have any questions or concerns specific to your child, you should always feel free to reach out to their teacher first, as the best results come from collaboration between parents and teachers. Your principals and district administrators also stand ready to address any concerns you may have in order to facilitate a positive learning experience in the face of these unique circumstances.     

    We wish you a healthy and successful start to the school year.

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  • 9/1/20 - District Email

    Beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, The Massapequa School District will be requiring the daily submission of the MSD Student Daily Health Screening and Attendance Notification Form by parents of all students enrolled in the Massapequa schools, in all educational settings – In Person, Hybrid or Full Distance Learning.

    Please note the following:

    • Parents/guardians must complete the MSD Student Daily Health Screening and Attendance Notification Form for their child(ren) every morning, prior to the start of each school day
      • The Daily Health Screening portion of the form is in accordance with NYSED and District Re-Opening Guidelines
      • The Attendance Notification portion of the form will be used to inform the district of your child’s attendance in school that day.  This form will be in lieu of phone calls and attendance notes, required in previous school years.
    • The MSD Student Daily Health Screening and Attendance Notification Form is accessible via the Parent Portal.
      • The form is NOT accessible via the mobile app.
      • In order to access the form using a mobile device, you must access the Parent Portal via the web browser.  Attached are directions to assist you in adding the Parent Portal website to your device’s home screen for easy access.
      • Parents/guardians should email powerschool@msd.k12.ny.us if they have any issues logging into the Parent Portal.
    • For directions on accessing and completing the MSD Student Daily Health Screening and Attendance Notification Form, please click here or refer to the attached document.

    We thank you for your support and cooperation as we all work together to ensure a healthy environment for all.

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  • 8/31/20 - Posted to Website

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  • 8/21/20 - Posted to Website

    Video Presentation
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  • 8/20/20 - Posted to Website

    Video Presentation
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  • 8/20/20 - Posted to Website

    Video Presentation
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  • 8/18/20 - Posted to Website

    Massapequa Public Schools Response to Testing & Contact Tracing

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  • 8/17/20 - District Email

    Optional Full Distance Learning Plan/Presentation

    Commitment Form

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  • 8/16/20 - Posted to Website

    Video Presentation Part 1
    Video Presentation Part 2
    Video Presentation Part 3
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  • 8/10/20 - District Email Letter/Text

    District Letter - Parent/Teacher Meetings and Questions

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  • 8/6/20 - District Email

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    In an effort to continually provide updated information and answers to commonly asked questions, we are providing a FAQ document for our school community. You can access this document by clicking here or visiting our website at www.msd.k12.ny.us. We intend to revisit these topics and vital issues as guidance and directives become available from both health and governmental agencies.

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

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  • 8/5/20 - District Email

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Since the release of the District's Reopening Plan, we have received many questions and inquiries ranging from the requirement of masks to the the possible option of Distance Learning.  In order to respond to the numerous questions in the most efficient way possible we will be posting a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document on the District website.  It is anticipated that the FAQ sheet will be posted on 8/6/20.

    In my letter dated, 7/31/20, parents were asked to complete a survey by August 7th if the option of total Distance Learning was being offered by the District.  This deadline will be extended to FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th in order to provide time for parents to make an informed decision with information provided in the FAQ sheet.   

    Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we await news from the Governor's office as to how schools in our region will open in September.  Please be assured that the health, safety and overall well-being of our students, staff, and community are the driving forces behind all decisions regarding the reopening of our schools. 

     Take care,

    Lucille  F. Iconis

    Superintendent of Schools

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  • 7/31/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - Reopening Plan  

    District Reopening Plan

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  • 7/6/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - Reopening Parent Survey and Reentry Committee

    Survey Results

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  • 7/1/20 - District Email

    Update from Nassau County: Due to the impending inclement weather, we have made a very difficult call to postpone our Nassau County Large Food Distribution. The new date for the food distribution is now Thursday July 2 at the Nassau Coliseum from 2:30 pm to 6 pm. If you are in need of food please come to the Nassau Coliseum located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY.

    Please ensure to wear a mask and practice social distancing. A personal shopping/rolling cart is strongly recommended, if not traveling by automobile. Community members traveling by automobile will be served via a “drive through” line. Food is while supplies last.

    Please be advised that there will be a Nassau County food distribution on Wednesday, July 1st, from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  If you are in need of food please come to the Nassau Coliseum located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY.

    Please ensure to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  A personal shopping/rolling cart is strongly recommended, if not traveling by automobile.  Community members traveling by automobile will be served via a “drive through” line.  Food is while supplies last.

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  • 5/26/20 - District Email

    District Letter - Statewide School Survey

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  • 5/22/20 - District Email

    Please be advised that the Board of Education approved a revision to the current 2019-2020 school district calendar, which changes the last day of school to Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  This revision was enacted to account for the cancellation of April break, in accordance with the Governor’s NY State school shut-down.

     

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  • 5/19/20 - District Email

    Important: Should you need to pick up medicine that is being stored in the Health Office of your child's school, we ask that you please report to the building between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on either Tuesday, May 26 or Thursday, May 28.

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  • 5/12/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - Distance Learning Plan Update - Clarifications

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  • 5/11/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - Distance Learning Plan Update

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  • 5/7/20 - District Email

    Please be advised that on Friday, May 8, 2020, at 12:30 pm, Island Harvest Food Bank is hosting a special food distribution of products produced in New York State to people in need in six communities impacted by the coronavirus on Long Island.

    If you are a resident in need of food please come to the Westfield Sunrise Mall, One Sunrise Mall (off Sunrise Highway, between Carmans Road and Eastgate Road), Massapequa, NY 11758.

    Please ensure to wear a mask, practice social distancing and bring a shopping bag.
    This is an additional food distribution.  Any food distribution currently be done by your school district is still occurring. Food is while supplies last.

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  • 5/7/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - School Closure, Graduation, End of Year Events, Budget Vote, Trustee Election, Reimbursement for Trips/Activities

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  • 5/6/20 and 5/11/20 - Food Pantries

    • St. Rose of Lima Chruch - Massapequa
    • Massapequa Reformed Church - Massapequa
    • Grace Church - Massapequa
    • Our Lady of Lourdes - Massapequa
    • St. Martins - Amityville
    • Center Point Church - Massapequa
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  • 5/1/20 - District Email/Text

    Early today, Governor Cuomo announced that schools in New York State will remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Massapequa School District recognizes this is an extremely difficult time for our school community. We will continue to discuss the impact of this closure and provide you with important information as it becomes available.

    We hope you and your family continue to be healthy and safe during this health crisis.

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  • 4/29/20 - Secondary Parent Email

     At this time, our school district has created a Chromebook repair process directly with Dell using our existing extended-warranty/accidental coverage. If your child’s Chromebook is non-functional, we ask that you please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech and select the "Grade 6-12 Student Chromebook Repair Request Form" for additional information and to start the process.

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  • 4/28/20 - Secondary Parent/Student Email/Text Letter

    BMS Letter - Grading Policy 

    AHS/MHS Letter - Grading Policy 

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  • 4/16/20 - District Email/Text

    Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced that 'New York State Pause,'  the state's stay-at-home and social distancing plan, will extend until at least May 15th, in coordination with other states.  Although the Governor has yet to issue an executive order, we are expecting that schools will remain closed until May 15th.  

    As always, we will continue to keep the community apprised of new information as it becomes available.  We hope you and your family continue to be healthy and safe during this health crisis.

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  • 4/13/20 - District Email

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students and parents for accessing our district instructional technology resources located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech. We hope this webpage continues to provide you with district resources, grade-level/subject availability, descriptions, log-in information for different devices, and links to tutorials. In addition, we continue to encourage you to complete our Student and Parent Support form located on this webpage for additional support with accessing any of our online resources.

    For the past four weeks the district has responded to all Grade K-12 parent device requests and distributed Chromebooks while attempting to preserve the safety of our staff and community. Although we made every attempt possible to accomplish this, while meeting the needs of our students, we are no longer able to ensure their safety during this process. As such, the district will no longer be distributing any in-district devices and, as previously stated, not be repairing any in-home devices due to the health and safety of our staff, parents, and students. This continues to be our paramount concern during this pandemic.

    As always, we thank you for supporting your child(ren) with our instructional technology during this time. As a reminder, if you need additional log-in and/or resource support, we ask that you please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech and/or complete our Student and Parent Support form on this webpage. 

    Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate these tumultuous times!

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  • 4/9/20 - NY Health Letter to Families

    NY State Health Insurance Information 

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  • 4/6/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - Distance Learning Update

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  • 4/6/20 - District Email/Text

    Earlier today, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order closing all schools through April 29, 2020. Pursuant to that order, the Massapequa Public Schools will be closed through April 29, 2020.

    In addition, all June Regents exams have been cancelled by the NYS Board of Regents. We will continue to keep the community apprised of new information as it becomes available.

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  • 4/3/20 - District Email/Text Letter

    District Letter - Spring Recess

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  • 3/31/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - Important Updates

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  • Updated 3/30/20 - Childcare Information 

    Childcare Serving Children of Essential Workers

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  • 3/28/20 - District Email/Text Letter

    District Letter - Important Updates

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  • 3/27/20 - District Email

    The District was informed earlier today about an extended school closure as ordered by Governor Cuomo. At this point in time, we are conferring with legal counsel and awaiting further guidance from the State Education Department regarding the Governor’s order. 

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  • 3/26/20 - Secondary Parent/Student Email

    Dear Berner, Ames and MHS Students and Parents:

    As we continue to abide by the necessary guidelines for health and safety, and our teachers engage remotely regarding their curriculum, we wanted to share with you our plans for the conclusion of the 3rd marking period. Our goal is to maintain our current grading policy while providing fair and reasonable accommodations, with no student’s grade being harmed by the mandated school closure. Students who had worked hard for a majority of the 3rd marking period prior to the mandated closure, should see the grade they earned posted for that marking period. 

    The 3rd Quarter Marking Period will be extended to Wednesday, April 8th. Teachers will determine a numeric grade utilizing their customary grading formula. Grades will reflect work, assignments, and assessments that were assigned up to and including Friday, March 13th (last day in session).  As is customary, if warranted, students would be given the opportunity to make-up / submit missed work or assessments assigned on or prior to March 13th, remotely at this point, in a manner determined by the teacher.

    Further guidance will be forthcoming regarding the 4th marking period.

    Most importantly, we hope you and your family are healthy and safe throughout the remainder of this health crisis.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Thomas J. Fasano

    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

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  • 3/23/20 - Elementary Parent Email Letter

    Elementary Parent Email Letter

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  • 3/21/20 - District Email Letter

    District Letter - Important Notification

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  • 3/20/20 - District Email

    Summary of Email: Suspension for the remainder of the school year applies to the following New York State testing programs:

    • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
    • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
    • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
    • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
    • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.
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  • 3/20/20 - District Email

    As we all abide by the necessary guidelines in order to "flatten the curve," and navigate the issues of limited social interaction, we want to reach out and assure everyone that we are all in this together...and that we will all get through this.
    To our faculty, staff and administrators who have been working on everything from preparing alternative learning activities and resources to engage with their students, to distributing lunches to those in need, we thank you for your effort and spirit of collaboration. We know you continue to focus on the needs of students and families while you look to address the needs of your own. 

    To our families and care-takers, we want to assure you that we are available to address your questions and concerns. We have, and will continue to provide you with communication and resources regarding how to support yourselves and your children through these challenging weeks. We will also keep you informed as we receive guidance regarding the school calendar, AP and Regents assessments, and anything else that comes our way. Continue to check the District Website for a complete chronology of communications thus far. The learning resources and activities that have been posted are NOT mandatory, nor is there any need to stress over deadlines. They are not being graded. They are the first phase of instructional outreach to provide our students the opportunity to engage in some meaningful, relevant activity related to school. Similarly, as teachers reach out to their students, the goal is to maintain some semblance of continuity of learning, balancing the need for student engagement with the practical circumstances, and the stressors that exist. There can be learning and structured activity without stress or grades...especially now.

    To our students, we want you to know that your teachers, your principals and counselors are available and will be reaching out to you. We all miss you, and are looking for creative ways to maintain to the best of our ability, given the calendar and circumstances, some of the things you are looking forward to...moving-up, proms and graduation ceremonies. We hope you are taking the time to relax, truly communicate with those in your home who care for you, and stay engaged with your teachers and counselors as they reach out to you. Take the time to read, write, draw, paint, play, create music and appreciate your talents...and what you miss most about school. Think how great it will be when this all passes and you actually have school and work to attend to!

    Again, please feel free to reach out to any one of us via email, and continue to check the District website for updated information. We appreciate everyone's patience, collaboration and community support as we work through this together.

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  • 3/19/20 - District Email/Text

    As the District noted in communication sent on 3/16 and 3/18, we are initiating alternative learning opportunities that will allow students to first access resources and learning activities, and subsequently engage starting Monday, March 23rd with their teachers.   

    At this time, we direct you to the District’s website, www.msd.k12.ny.us, to access these resources by clicking on our “District Learning Activities” website diamond. 

    School Closure Activities

    Important: Should you need to pick up medication that is being stored in the Health Office of your child’s school, we ask that you please report to the building between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on either Tuesday, March 24th or Thursday, March 26th. 

    Until further notice, our buildings are not open to students nor parents for any other reason.

    We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available and circumstances warrant.

     

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  • 3/18/20 - Parent Email Letters

    3/18/20 Alternative Learning Opportunities District Letter

    3/18/20 Special Education District Letter

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  • 3/17/20 - District Email (Sent only to families that qualify)

    The District sent an informational email directly to families that qualify. If you have any questions, please complete the contact form in the footer of our webpage.

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  • 3/17/20 - District Email/Text

    Last night, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order closing all schools through and including April 1, 2020. Pursuant to that order, the Massapequa Public Schools will be closed through and including April 1, 2020.

    We will continue to keep the community apprised of new information as it becomes available.

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  • 3/16/20 - District Email

    This is an update on the District’s next steps regarding the school closure ordered by the Nassau County Executive.

    Please review the information below as we are committed to providing our students with resources and learning experiences during this unprecedented time.

    • ONLINE RESOURCES - There are various online learning platforms located at www.msd.k12.ny.us/tech that support and reinforce a variety of skills and concepts. This webpage provides students and parents with resource names, grade-level/subject availability, descriptions, log-in information, and links to tutorials.
    • SPECIFIC LEARNING ACTIVITIES - At this time, our building and curriculum leadership teams are developing elementary grade-specific and secondary course-specific activities for parents and students. Our plan is to have these additional activities published on our website by the end of the week.
    • SPECIAL EDUCATION - All Committee on Special Education meetings scheduled for this week are cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Additional information will be shared later in the week regarding next week’s meetings. 

    As you know, this is a fluid situation, and we are committed to our students. We will be sure to communicate additional direction for continuing instruction for our students as it becomes available.

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  • 3/15/20 - District Email

    This communication contains the most updated information and replaces all prior correspondence.

    At the direction of the Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran, all Nassau County schools are required to close to students for two weeks. As such, the Massapequa Public Schools will be CLOSED beginning on Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. During this time, All school buildings are CLOSED to students Transportation will NOT be provided to any programs including out-of-district placements We will continue to update the community with information as it becomes available. Thank you and stay safe.

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