Students Welcomed Back
Despite the gloomy weather, faculty and students in the Elmont Union Free School District were bright, cheery and eager on the first day of school, Sept. 10.
After nearly six months of mandated remote instruction, doors opened to welcome students at Alden Terrace School, Clara H. Carlson School, Covert Avenue School, Dutch Broadway School, Gotham Avenue School and Stewart Manor School.
As part of the district’s hybrid reopening plan, students in grades K-3 are to attend in-person instruction three days a week and access remote learning at home twice a week, and students in grades 4-6 are to attend in-person instruction twice a week and access remote learning at home three days each week. Pre-K, ABA and self-contained students will be attending school in person five days a week. For those who wished to continue learning remotely full-time, the district is providing a Virtual Academy.
To best protect the health and safety of faculty and students, every person entering the buildings must have their temperature checked through a touchless infrared thermometer. Students riding the bus will also have their temperature checked prior to entering the bus.
In his first year as superintendent of schools, Kenneth Rosner greeted students at each of the buildings. Students, decked out in masks and backpacks, excitedly waved and greeted their new superintendent and principals as they entered the schools.
Additional new appointments for this year include Amanda Sagnelli as principal of Stewart Manor School, Cynthia Qasim as principal of Dutch Broadway, William Mingo as principal of Gotham Avenue and Dr. Wellinthon Garcia as the district’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction.