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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

Telephone Directory

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



PARENTS: When reporting a positive COVID case for a student, you must call the hotline and also submit this form: STUDENT COVID REPORTING FORM


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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


Commack Road Poets Published in “Expressions”

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During the 2021-2022 school year, teacher Jennifer Beck entered work written by students in her fourth grade class at Islip’s Commack Road Elementary School into the America Library of Poetry contest. Two of her students, Emma Burke and Shea Wirtenson, were chosen. Burke’s “Sunshine” and Wirtenson’s “The Storm” were recently published in the student poetry collection “Expressions,” which is intended to bring critical acclaim to the work of exceptional young poets from across the United States.

Date Added: 8/1/2022

Islip Elementary Schools Celebrate Patriotism on Flag Day

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The American flag was flying high on June 14 at the Islip School District’s Commack Road Elementary School and Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School, as both buildings held their annual Flag Day celebrations. Sponsored by the American Legion, the outdoor ceremonies featured patriotic music and speeches, as well as honor gardens of flags representing members of the school community who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military.

Representatives from American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411 included Commander Richard Abrams, Vice Commander Rodney Koebele, past Suffolk County Commander and Adjutant Roby Johnson, Sergeant-at-Arms Peter Militello, and members George Groudas and Dave Palmer.  American Legion Auxiliary Rusy-Bohm Post 411 representatives also attended, including President Paulette DeCrescenzo, Vice President Evelyn Gerlett, Treasurer and Suffolk County Vice President Joanne Johnson, chaplain Peggy Parry, and members Renee Clock and Valerie Pulaski.

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Councilman John Cochrane Jr., State Sen. Phil Boyle, Islip Board of Education members and district administrators were also on hand for the event. Carpenter was so impressed with Commack Road student Kimberly Marcony Iglesias’ essay that she invited her to share it with the Town Board that afternoon at the annual Flag Day celebration at Islip Town Hall.

“Each year, I look forward to this ceremony for a variety of reasons,” Commack Road Principal James Cameron said. “I adore this event, as it brings me the opportunity to express my patriotism for this country with such an amazing teaching and learning community. Just as the flags lining the bus loop symbolize our veterans, the flag that we salute each day is symbolic of many things. I see our flag as representative of our history, but it also represents our future, and who better to tell us the story of our flag than the children of Islip?”

Date Added: 7/12/2022