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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

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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


Elementary Distance Learning


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James Cameron, Principal


Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Each moment and experience in your child’s life helps contribute to his or her growth and success.  In defining #SuccessatCRES it is our hope that your child will have many of these foundational experiences at Commack Road so that he or she will achieve his/her fullest potential socially, emotionally, and academically.  

The teaching and learning community expects all children to be leaders. It is our duty to work together to unlock each child’s passion and interests. CRES strives to create learning experience that help students understand what it takes to be a productive, participatory citizen at CRES, in Islip and beyond.  Our inspiration for this work comes from Stephen Covey’s Leader in Me and Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These texts guide us in the development of a common language and consistent expectations for your children.

In addition, our team of teachers are taking our Response to Intervention (RTI) efforts to the next level this year.  We are exploring different models of support services to provide the best, research-based practices that will provide all students with the tools to achieve their fullest potential.  We will be dedicating our time to develop our craft and expanding our horizons as educators. Our goal is to provide the most dynamic, engaging learning environment for all faculty, staff, parents and students.

The love and encouragement that I receive each day from every child’s smile, high five, fist bump, handshake, or birthday wish is the fuel that keeps me going each and every day.  The support and trust that is placed in all of us at Commack Road does not go unnoticed and means the world to all of us at Commack Road Elementary!

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the many events each month.  I invite all stakeholders to let me know their thoughts about each experience at Commack Road.  Please feel free to send me an email, a note, or drop me a line to let me know how you feel things are going.   

To assist, in stakeholder feedback, I have created an online survey for all stakeholders to complete after they visit with us at Commack Road.  You can access the survey by clicking this link: or by scanning this QR Code with any smart phone.  

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Together, we can make Commack Road better every day!


James F. Cameron

Smiles and Cheers Abound as Fifth Graders Move Up

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Fifth graders at Commack Road and Sherwood elementary schools recently celebrated a milestone in their educational careers, with both schools holding exciting drive-through moving up ceremonies on June 17. Students and parents in proudly decorated cars drove past cheering staff as they looked ahead to middle school.

“It was a great day for our students and community,” said Sherwood Principal Chad Walerstein. “It was wonderful to see so many smiles.”


EXCEL Students Teach Each Other Lessons Via Flipgrid

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Elementary and middle schoolers in Islip’s EXCEL program recently enjoyed a “Teacher Swap” virtual learning lesson via Flipgrid, in which the students were given the opportunity to become the teacher and teach a lesson of their choice. They first submitted lesson plans and then shared with their peers across grade levels, teaching each other everything from atomic structure to violin and gardening.

Commack Road Wave Parade Lifts Community Spirits

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Bringing joy and demonstrating community spirit, the faculty and staff of Commack Road put on a Wave Parade on May 5, driving through the neighborhood and honking their horns.  The procession was led by members of the Islip Fire Department, who volunteered their time to help out the school.

“We were touched by the outpouring of emotion that we were met with by the Islip community,” said teacher Christine LeMaire. “Even people without school-age children were on their porches waving their hands and American flags to show that we are truly in this together. We wanted to show our families how much we missed them, but with the announcement of the closure of the school buildings for the remainder of the year, the reality of what that means hit. It was a great day for the community and an emotional experience for all students, parents and staff.”

“Our goal was to do something during this time for our kids, families and community that would let them know how important they are to us and to try to lift their spirits up,” said teacher Cheryl Brown. “Seeing all of them cheering us on was beautiful.”