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.
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
Dear CRES Families:
I hope that you enjoyed your summer with family and friends. The end of summer brings new beginnings. For children those beginnings fall into multiple school-based categories, including but not limited to a new classroom setting, engaging in new learning experiences, meeting new friends, and being cared for by a new classroom teacher and a supportive team focused on each child's academic and social development.
The 2023-2024 CRES school year will be a year of some transition. As the children transition to a new grade...with our second graders assimilating to a new school...the school will transition from Mr. Cameron to a new school leader. I will serve as the interim principal, what some have called a bridge to the new principal. And while my time at CRES will be limited, I will enter the position with the mindset that I will be here for a good deal of time, connecting with the children, supporting the staff, and collaborating with families. I very much look forward to doing so.
The ability to communicate is crucial in just about all walks of life, with the connection between school and home so very important. I pledge to do my part in working with PTA leadership and the general parent community to maintain strong ties of communication. Teachers will regularly reach out to their students' families. And we ask you to join us in this two-way "school conversation." We also look forward to the in-person connections during events such as Meet the Teacher, seasonal concerts, and PTA fundraising activities.
In addition to the newness of which I made mention above, the District is investing in several new and exciting elementary level instructional initiatives this year. We will be adding a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) initiative, including a new coding program, along with push-in literacy coaches, a new fifth grade exploratory learning experience, and a new component to the school wide SEL (Social/Emotional Learning) model. These new/enhanced programs will further support the children's educational experiences and connect with an even wider range of learners. I look forward to sharing these initiatives with you at in-person events during the course of the school year.
As you know, the school year is always a work in progress, and how things evolve throughout the year will be shared with you either in person or via ParentSquare, so please stay in contact. I look forward to working with you and your children. Welcome to the school year 2023-24!
Commack Road Elementary School