Welcome to Islip Middle School

211 Main Street
Islip NY 11751
Phone: 650-8500
Fax: 650-8508



 

Principal's Message

April 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians:  
 
Spring officially arrived on March 20th, regardless of temperature and the white fluffy stuff.  We hope to be enjoying the great outdoors at recess soon. The field area behind IMS is still under construction, so for now recess will be held in the area between the administration building and middle school.  I am certain the new field will be worth the wait.

As the weather gets nicer, it is common for students to enjoy the great outdoors after leaving school.  It is important that parents speak with children about visiting our local merchants after school and how to safely navigate Montauk Highway.  Once students leave school grounds upon dismissal, they are not allowed to return and may not take late buses home.

There have been a few questions on attendance procedures recently.  The automated system connects with parents or guardians of absentees at the primary number provided on the Infinite Campus System.  At approximately 3:30 PM each day, this call identifies a student as absent from school or absent from class. Students must have parent/guardian notes for absences and lateness to school.  Without them, the absences remain unexcused and this affects a child’s eligibility for rewards programs. 

Students require a late note if they enter the building at 8:18 AM or later.  Class begins at 8:20 AM and students should be in class at that time.  Thus, students are marked late to school at 8:18 AM for attendance purposes.  Please be reminded that homework requests should only be made on the third day of a student’s absence.

Mr. Cameron has included information about NYS testing later in this newsletter.  I trust this will answer most questions.

I look forward to our next correspondence.

Regards,
Timothy P. Martin