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Massapequa Schools are Back in Action

The first day of school in Massapequa is such a big deal, that it’s actually a two-day affair. The 2023-24 school year began with students in grades 1-12 returning on Sept. 5. Doors opened at the district’s nine schools and students walking in with their fresh sneakers and new school supplies.

On Sept. 6, kindergartners made their Massapequa debut. A long-standing tradition, the district’s youngest learners started their educational journeys on the second day of the year. They still have more than 2,300 days of school left until their graduation in June of 2036. The first day was a chance to meet some of the classmates that will share in that walk across the stage.

Kindergartners will have many people to look up to as they become acclimated to school life, include the elder statesmen of the elementary school – fifth graders. Harper S., who is starting her final year at Lockhart Elementary School, said it is important to be good role models for the younger students. She is looking to take on a leadership role this year as a member of student council.

“I’m sad that summer’s over, but I’m excited that it’s the first day of school,” Harper said, summarizing the bittersweet back-to-school feelings felt by many on a day that felt like summer was in full swing.

Superintendent Dr. William Brennan, who spent the two first days visiting the schools, is looking forward to all the learning that will take place in the coming year. He complimented the district’s administrators, teachers and support staff for working hard to get the buildings ready and ensuring that students had a great transition back to school.

“It’s going to be a great year for Massapequa’s students and staff,” Dr. Brennan said. “After a busy summer in the district, we are thrilled to have everyone back, and are eager to see the growth of our students of all ages.”