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479 Edgewood Avenue, Saint James, NY 11780

Main Office: (631) 382-5105
Health Office:
(631) 382-5115
Counseling Center:
(631) 382-5130
Principal - Mr. McCabe:
(631) 382-5105
Assistant Principal - Mr. Solomon:
(631) 382-5120
Counselor - Jennifer Harnett 6th grade: A-H
7th-8th grade: A-G

(631) 382-5133
Counselor - Jennifer McGlone 6th grade: I-MO
7th-8th grade: H-MC
(631) 382-5138
Counselor - Melissa Johnson MP-Z
7th-8th grade: MD-Z

(631) 382-5136
Psychologist - Christian Forie:
(631) 382-5137
Social Worker - Frank Grieco:
(631) 382-5134
Speech - Bonna Gittleman:
(631) 382-5132

 

Middle School Support Lab

The SCSD Secondary Student Remote Support Lab is a virtual after school extra help program open to all middle and high school students in grades 6-12. Both hybrid and remote students are welcome to participate! The program is designed to assist students with understanding course topics, current in-school assignments, homework or whatever else is needed! The middle school program will run every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Click Here for more information and to sign up.

 

Resume Original Bell Schedule Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2 Hour Delay Bell Schedule

 

Virtual Back to School Night

 

Hybrid Calendar

 

NMS Supply List 20-21

 

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS PLAN

 

Moving Up Ceremony

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

 Talent Show

 

 

 

   

Day in the Life

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The district has created a video series titled “Day in the Life” to highlight some of the staff members around our district who are going above and beyond. This video features Nesaquake Middle School speech teacher Bonna Gittleman.

Parent University Workshops Offer Solutions, Strategies During Pandemic

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More than 250 parents, students and staff members participated in Smithtown Central School District’s virtual Parent University on March 8. Parent University is hosted by the district’s Wellness Committee. The evening, themed “Responding to this Moment,” featured more than a dozen workshops for participants in two different sessions.

Workshops were facilitated by both community members, professionals and staff. Mental health counselor Ron Villano addressed how to manage concerns for students during this time such as anxiety, stress, feeling trapped and mental health, and school performance. Dietitian/nutritionist Colleen McDermott talked about different nutrition components to lead a healthy lifestyle, while registered sleep technologist Brendan Duffy spoke about how to protect and improve sleep.

Smithtown’s administrator for guidance and related student services Kevin Colon provided strategies for effective communication between parents and teenagers. Nesaquake Middle School reading teacher Julianne DeSilva spoke about how to encourage reading at home with ideas for how parents can engage with reading with their children and model good reading habits.

Dr. Beth Forhman’s workshop offered evidence-based suggestions to foster family and children’s resiliency during this challenging time. Dr. Marissa Abram also spoke about the impact of mental health during the pandemic and how to create self-care plan. Psychologist and therapist Craig O’Brien addressed biological stress reactions and strategies for managing anxieties.

Smithtown Receives Portion of Smart Start Grant

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Smithtown is one of nine schools districts to be included in the recent Smart Start grant received by Western Suffolk BOCES. The purpose of the Smart Start grant is to develop, implement and share innovative programs that provide professional development and support to increase expertise in computer science, engineering and/or educational technology among teachers in grades K-8.

Smithtown was one of the component districts that expressed interest in participating in the grant. Western Suffolk BOCES was awarded $500,000 a year for each of the next five school years (2021-2022 through 2025-2026). The money allocated to each district will be based on the student population. Smithtown’s portion of the funds will support 115 teachers in computer science professional development. Beginning this summer, the district will be able to open up the training to 23 teachers per year.

Teachers will be involved in four days of professional development during the summer months and two-and-a-half days during the school year. Teachers will be trained in computer science by the company Mouse. “Our goal is to further enhance our computer science offerings here in Smithtown as well as support teachers in the delivery of our Project Lead the Way program,” said Paul Strader, assistant superintendent for curriculum and assessment.

This summer, the district will offer the training to interested K-5 STEM specialists, K-8 library media specialists, middle school math teachers and K-5 elementary classroom teachers. They will continue to expand the pool of teachers offered the professional development each school year. Teachers will receive a stipend from grant for their participation. Following the training, the teachers will be delivering at least 15-20 computer science-based lessons.

Middle School Libraries Launch Virtual Makerspace

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The district’s middle school librarians have been working to create a virtual Makerspace for the district’s middle school students during the past few months. Librarians Sheila Tobin Cavooris, Donna DeLuca and Deanna Jakubowsky designed the virtual space to be geared toward middle schoolers, but the activities and links included can be enjoyed at any level and will be updated periodically. These sites will give students a creative outlet with a STEAM component. The three librarians felt that this was a necessary and worthwhile undertaking, since the library’s Makerspaces currently can’t be used.

To link to the Makerspace site, visit: bitly.com/scsdmakerspace