Superintendent's Page

Welcome Message from Dr. Howard M. Koenig,
Superintendent of Schools



Superintendent’s Message

Greetings and welcome back to a new school year. The 2019-2020 academic year brings much promise and excitement for our students from our "littlest learners" to our high school seniors. The broad spectrum of academic programs, educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of all our students, supported by cutting edge district-wide instructional technology, athletics, music and art, give our students the tools they need to meet the challenges they will face and the new horizons they will explore as they move to achieve success after success.  
As your Superintendent of Schools, I work alongside the Board of Education, District and Building Administration, Faculty and Staff to advance our School District's Mission "to enable all students to fulfill their potential and become responsible, contributing adults able to thrive in a continually diverse changing world." I welcome our parents, guardians, the families of our students and Central Islip Community stakeholders to join us, as together, we continue our collaborative effort and commitment to building the most effective place of enriched learning for our children in a safe and welcoming environment.     
I want to thank our extraordinary team of educators, support staff, administrators and Parent Teacher Associations for being positive role models and important influences for our students. Our gratitude also goes to the Board of Education that works diligently to set District policy and provide the support needed to make the Central Islip Union Free School District a place where our top priorities are high standards of educational excellence, caring for our students and ensuring the safety of all who enter our schools.   

 Finally, I would like to again send a special "thank you" to the community for supporting the 2019-2020 budget, which enables us to build upon our strengths. I urge you to please refer to the District Calendar and visit the District Website at for pertinent and important information and our schedule of District Events. It is with great joy that I invite you to participate in these events and witness the talents of our fabulous students (your children and neighbors) and our staff. 
Thank you and have a wonderful school year. 
Dr.  Howard M. Koenig