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September 2022


Dear Central Islip Families and School Community,


An Unknown author once said, "Don't be afraid of new beginnings. Don't shy away from new people, energy, and surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness." Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year, Central Isip!

We look forward to seeing all of our returning students. We want to extend a very special welcome to our new Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and students joining the Central Islip School District for the first time.

This year will be filled with exciting and inspiring educational opportunities for our students. There will be a focused emphasis on academics, technology, athletics, music, and the arts as we continue building an enriching learning environment for all students to excel and succeed to the best of their abilities. We want our students to grow through inspiring educational experiences and friendships they will make in school.


Education and learning empower us with the knowledge that will allow us to appreciate and improve our constantly changing global society. The Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, Staff, and I look forward to a continued partnership between home and school. This is absolutely vital as we work together to build a solid foundation upon which our students will thrive and develop into their best selves. Through powerful teaching strategies, we in Central Islip Schools are committed to guiding our students to achieve their best in academics and life endeavors. Perhaps Benjamin Franklin summed it up best with this famous quote: "Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn."


Maintaining a safe and secure school environment for students, staff, and visitors is paramount throughout our School District. We continue to practice zero tolerance policies to deter adverse behaviors. Conversely, we promote positive behavior and encourage mutual respect for all in our buildings and on school grounds.


As the academic year progresses and any questions arise, please feel welcome to contact your child's school. Updated information on important school events, Board of Education meetings, parent-teacher conferences, parent-teacher association activities, weather-related delays or closures, and other pertinent data are available on the District website, District calendar, forthcoming newsletters, and social media platforms.


On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff, welcome back to a new and exciting school year!




Ms. Sharon A. Dungee

Superintendent of Schools

Posted by Chriss  On Aug 15, 2022 at 8:30 AM
Please CLICK HERE to see Ms. Dungee's Letter and listing of events for Spring 2022. 
Posted by philip.voigt  On Jul 25, 2022 at 9:17 AM
Dear Parents and Central Islip Community, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Education has appointed Ms. Patricia Lectora as Central Islip School District's Director of Health, Athletics and Health Services, effective February 14, 2022. Ms. Lectora brings a plethora of expertise to Central Islip Schools as a physical education teacher, coach, and athletic director.  She earned a Master of Science Degree in Education, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education, both from Queens College. Ms. Lectora received numerous awards and certificates including Athletic Director of the Year in 2018 from the Public Schools Athletic League, Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2004 from Richmond Hill High School, and Unified Special Olympics Coach, Special Olympics in 2017. Ms. Lectora is dedicated to providing a balanced education and excellence in athletics and sportsmanship for our students. She has a proven record of leadership, and extensive administrative and coaching experience will enhance the Department of Health, Athletics and Health Services. Ms. Lectora will succeed Mr. Lawrence S. Philips, who will be retiring. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Lectora to Central Islip’s esteemed team of educators. Sincerely, Ms. Sharon A. Dungee Superintendent of Schools

                                                                                      Ms. Patricia Lectora
Posted by Chriss  On Jan 14, 2022 at 4:03 PM

January 2022!


Dear Central Islip Families and School Community:


As we enter the New Year, it is time to look forward. We wish you and your family happiness and health throughout the year. When a new year begins, the words of Vern McLellan often come to mind, "What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year" Therefore, in light of our present circumstances, We implore you to be the finest version of yourself possible; our children are watching and need our direction to help create the brightest future imaginable.


We want to take a moment to express our gratitude to our families and employees for maintaining all safety measures over the winter break. We will continue monitoring covid cases and planning appropriately to maintain the safest environment possible.


Please find a list of important dates for this month. Please also remember to check our website for the most current information. 


Important Dates:


  • Board of Education Meeting- Monday, February 14, 2022. 
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Schools will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
  • Concerts- The remaining concerts will be live-streamed in an abundance of caution. Please check the district website for the most updated information.


We wish you all a wonderful, healthy, and prosperous New year! 


Norman A. Wagner

Board of Education President


Sharon A. Dungee

Superintendent of Schools

Posted by Chriss  On Jan 11, 2022 at 2:44 PM

December 2021

A Message to the Central Islip School Community

"The magic in new beginnings is truly perhaps, the most powerful of all." - Martin, Josiyah. With the New Year of 2022 approaching, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season! This is the time of year when we reflect on the previous year. Our school community is comprised of an exceptional team of administrators, teachers, and staff, as well as extremely proud families that support our children's education. It truly does take a village to raise a child, as evidenced by our role model educational team and nurturing parents.

In visiting our schools throughout the week, particularly at this time of year, we are most moved by the humanitarian efforts our students, teachers, and staff undertake to brighten the holidays of some of our less fortunate neighbors. The tiny gestures of kindness go a long way toward brightening the spirit of others. We can't put a price on these attributes because they are priceless.

We want to remind you that the start of our holiday winter concert series is Monday evening. Please check the calendar on the district website. 

We wish you a very pleasant holiday season on behalf of the Board of Education, the Administration, Faculty, and Staff by doing so safely and responsibly as we meet with family and friends.  

Best Wishes,

 Norman A. Wagner

Board of Education President 

 Ms. Sharon A. Dungee

Superintendent of Schools

Posted by sdungee  On Dec 10, 2021 at 12:41 PM

The late Maya Angelou once said, “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” This Thanksgiving, I hope you will take the time to recognize the things in your life for which you are most thankful, no matter how big or small. We have all managed another pandemic-affected year, but I hope you share our enthusiasm for the future.
I also want to express my deepest gratitude to the devoted staff and our community for your ongoing support during this unprecedented period in education. The previous experience we all had was unlike any other.
I genuinely hope you are able to enjoy your gatherings and festivities, even if they are smaller or more socially distant than they previously were.
I wish you all a joyful and safe Thanksgiving!


Ms. Dungee

Posted by sdungee  On Nov 24, 2021 at 10:39 AM

“Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.” —
Abraham Lincoln.
Posted by sdungee  On Nov 06, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The Central Islip Public School District wants to acknowledge and express gratitude to the many men and women who have served in our country's military forces and continue to do so. We commemorate them for their service, sacrifice, and love of country, cognizant of the fact that we, as a nation, go about our daily lives while our military members work diligently to ensure that we can. We appreciate your service.

Posted by sdungee  On Nov 06, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Simple Steps for an Extra Safe Halloween From The CDC!

Posted by sdungee  On Oct 30, 2021 at 1:57 PM

Student Council members and Advisor Ms. Fran Alabau planning for Safe Halloween on October 28th at CIHS in the new wing from 5 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Posted by sdungee  On Oct 18, 2021 at 8:22 PM
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