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Back-to-School edition of Longwood Life...contains everything you need to know including the Lunch & Breakfast here for the Back-to-School edition of Longwood Life



What's a parent to do?! 
This brochure is designed to provide you with some needed resources to help you find
answers and navigate the ever-changing and sometimes turbulent waters of social media...


Longwood Central School District
Central Offices, 35 Yaphank-Middle Island Road, Yaphank, NY 631-345-2783
Lillian M. Pizzolo, District Clerk 631-345-2796

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Lonergan

Board of Education - Home Page & Meeting Calendar

Central Administration

Transportation - Gail Winsper;  631-345-2775

Special Education - Jennifer McCarthy, Director 
Secondary Special Education
                                Janine Villez. Director                       
                                Pre-School & Elementary Special Education

Director of Curriculum for Social Studies, LOTE and ENL - Dr. Tracy C. Poulton 
(631) 345-9282

Director of Curriculum for ELA, Math and Science - Lance Lohman  (631) 698-2491
Director of Special Programs and Data Reporting - Lisa Mato (631) 345-2773
Director of Fine Arts
- Dr. John J. Gallagher (631) 345-2960
Director of Instructional & Administrative Technology - Pierre Gay (631) 345-2900
Director of Information Management - Joseph Scarpinato - (631) 3.45-9224
Director of School Safety
- James Perrotta (631) 345-6500
Director of Plant Facilities - Steve Harding (631) 345-2772
Public Relations Specialist - Pamela Donovan (631) 345-2949
Liaison for Transitional Housing - Lisa Hernandez (631) 345-2823

District e-Boards - email contacts

New Student Information

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Voter Information

District Safety Plan

District Technology Plan 2014-2017

Press Releases for Longwood Schools

Longwood Life
- Longwood Schools Newsletter 
NOTE: A very small portion of the 11727 population resides in the Middle Country Central School District. For information on the MCCSD, click here.

 Longwood Senior High School Longwood Junior High School
 100 Longwood Road 198 Longwood Road
 Middle Island, NY 11953 Middle Island, NY 11953
 631-345-9200 631-345-2700
 Mr. Scott Schuster, Principal Mr. Adam DeWitt, Principal
 Longwood Middle School Coram Elementary School
 41 Yaphank-Middle Island Rd. 61 Coram-Mt. Sinai Road
 Middle Island, NY 11953 Coram, NY 11727
 631-345-2735 631-698-0341
 Dr. Tracy Adams, Principal Ms. Susan Connolly, Principal
 West Middle Island School Ridge Elementary School
 30 Swezey Lane 105 Ridge Road
 Middle Island, NY 11953 Ridge, NY 11961
 631-345-2755 631-345-9289
 Ms. Gretchen Schaentler, Principal Ms. Janine Rozycki, Principal
 Charles E. Walters Elementary 
 15 Everett Drive

   Yaphank, NY 11980
   Mrs. Yvette Mercado Tilley, Principal

       INSIDE ESSA / The New Federal K-12 Law
       The "Every Student Succeeds Act" of 2015

The Every Student Succeeds Act: Explained
Under ESSA, States, Districts to Share More Power

ESSA Regulatory Machinery Starting to Crank Up
Funding Flexibility Enhanced Under New K-12 Law

ESSA Loosens Reins on Teacher Evaluations, Qualifications

ESSA Law Broadens Definition of School Success

ESSA's Flexibility on Assessment Elicits Qualms From Testing Experts
Will States Swap Standards-Based Tests for SAT, ACT?

NCLB Rewrite Sets New Path on School Research

Low-Performing Schools
States, Districts to Call Shots on Turnarounds Under ESSA

Classroom and Curriculum
ESSA Reins In, Reshapes Federal Role in Literacy
School Systems Get More Say on STEM Education
Arts Learning Keeps Toehold in ESSA

Special Populations
Law Adds to Pre-K's Stature as Federal-State Priority
ELL Advocates Hopeful and Wary of New Federal K-12 Law
Special Education Advocates Gear Up for ESSA Implementation



A comparative listing of the actions of "struggling students" versus the actions
of "successful students" from the SBU Career Center.


June 22, 2015
Dr. Michael Lonergan, Superintendent of Schools 
Letter to the Community on Standardized Testing

The Big Idea of School Accountability
As the debate over testing intensifies, and as states and districts work to reduce excessive testing, it may be helpful to remember that the concept of annual testing began as a civil rights issue— and to understand why it still matters--and to reflect on how accountability has affected the educational landscape...article


"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
--Edmond Burke, 18th century statesman

Longwood Central School District
- Common Core State Standards
     - Understanding State Math Testing Gr. 3-8
     - Understanding State ELA Testing Gr. 3-8

"Curriculum and Standards are Not the Same" ...full article


Links to help Mom & Dad who suffer from Tech-Trauma
Practical Strategies to Protect Your Social Media Presence
Cell Phone Contract for Teens
Parenting Suggestions Regarding Technology


For the K-6 Students: Want to know what the NYS Assembly
is all about?
More info

NOTE: Use blue "BACK ARROW" on your screen to return to the Civic site from NYSED RSS links below. The red "X" will close you out of our site.

NetSmartz Workshop®
Parenting wired kids can be difficult, especially if you didn't grow up with the same technologies. These resources can help. NetSmartz Workshop is a program of the national Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Kids have lots of opportunities for socializing online, but they come with certain risks. Parents can help reduce these risks by talking to kids about making safe, responsible decisions.

Cyberbullying & Cyber-Citizenship - A presentation on what Cyberbullying is and suggested guidelines for prevention; developed by Longwood Schools. 

Preventing Bullying in children's lives!

STOP CYBERBULLYING: Don't stand by, stand up!

Internet Safety -
A Longwood recommended listing of informational sites on Cyberbullying, sexting, and social networking.

Parent Guide to Violence Prevention & Crisis Response - A comprehensive guide for parents on violence prevention from the Longwood Central School District

OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program     
"Violence Prevention Works! Safer Schools, Safer Communities"

Stop Bullying A federal government website managed by the US Department
of Health & Human Services

Ryan's Story 
by John Halligan       
A true but tragic story that is meant to educate and work toward  the prevention of bullying; told by Ryan's dad John. John Halligan has travelled the country speaking out against bullying and has spoken at the Longwood schools. "In memory of Ryan Patrick Halligan, 1989-2003"

Bullying Awareness Guidebook - Accredited Schools Online


DISCLAIMER: Coram Civic offers this information to the community as a public service only. It is not intended to imply support for or against any particular organization, group, political party, concept or opinion. It is recommended that the community members perform due diligence to verify and validate any and all information before making personal decisions.