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Welcome Message from Ms. Sharon Dungee,
  
Superintendent of Schools

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Dear Parents and Central Islip Residents,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year. I am very honored to have been appointed your school superintendent by the Board of Education. I believe the success of a school district is, by and large, measured by the implementation of a well-balanced instructional system that addresses the needs of all students.

I have served in several administrative positions throughout Central Islip Schools since July 2001. As Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for the past eight years, I am acutely aware of the oversight of our K - 12 academic programs and the imperative for long-range District-wide Professional Development to advance the implementation and delivery of cutting-edge instruction to our students.

When COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic, our administrators, faculty, staff, parents and guardians networked so our children received their classroom instruction through distance learning measures. Our District also coordinated a Grab & Go program for those in our community who relied upon this initiative during this challenging time.

I want to thank our administrators, faculty, staff, volunteers, parents, and guardians who helped carry us through. Thanks to your unselfish efforts, we see light at the end of the tunnel.

The 2020-2021 School Year brings a new and inspiring '2020 Vision' so that the Central Islip Administration, Faculty, and Staff, working in conjunction with our Board of Education, will present an educational platform that affords all students the opportunity to achieve their personal best. It is imperative that we continue to provide diverse enrichment opportunities for a positive learning experience. Our skilled team of administrators and faculty maintain a student-centered focus. Our dedicated support staff is committed to maintaining and improving facilities and all eight of our campuses. Collectively, contributions made by our Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff will generate long-term improvements for our teaching and learning environment so our students will thrive and flourish throughout their developmental and formative years.

Our School District has some administrative changes that I would like to share with you at this time. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Sharon Morgan as Interim School Business Manager. Ms. Morgan is taking the place of Assistant Superintendent for Business Mr. Kevin M. Miller who will be retiring. Ms. Morgan will manage the overall fiscal operations of our District. Also retiring as Superintendent is Dr. Howard M. Koenig. On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff, I wish Dr. Koenig and Mr. Miller happiness and success in their retirement.

We in Central Islip celebrate a very proud, diverse community that supports our schools. On June 16, our community overwhelmingly approved our 2020-2021 Budget by a three-to-one margin. Our District will remain committed to academic and fiscal accountability and transparency. 

It is imperative that we offer equitable access to quality education for all students. To move our District forward, it is crucial that we build on the legacy of enhancing school - community - business partnerships, and maintain strong relationships with our elected officials and community leaders. I encourage families to become involved in your children's school activities.

I invite community and business leaders to join our team as partners to continue building upon our educational values. Finally, I welcome the partnership of our elected officials. Together, we embrace our schools as the foundation upon which our students will grow and flourish into productive members of society.

On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff, I hope you enjoy a safe and happy summer as we prepare to open schools and look forward to a new and exciting school year!


Sincerely,


Ms. Sharon A. Dungee
Superintendent of Schools