Superintendent's Page

Fall/Winter 2021


Dear Central Islip School Community, 


Jenny Han once said, "I've always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings!" Our school community enjoyed a wonderful start to the 2021-2022 Academic Year, and how rapidly it is going by. The holidays are already upon us, and soon we will be preparing to usher in a New Year - 2022! 


With due diligence by the Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, Staff, and our very supportive families and students, we have transitioned smoothly from remote/hybrid learning, to full time, in person classroom instruction. As I visit our classrooms, it is refreshing to see the excitement that our students exude as they are reunited with so many of their friends. Our teachers and staff continue to deliver quality instruction and attention to the needs of all students as we make remarkable progress in the classrooms. All students are equipped with state-of-the-art technology which is infused into their academic instruction. Our student athletes remain competitive in sports. Later this winter, our secondary level art students will showcase their original creations in a Youth Empowerment Program, sponsored by the Central Islip Arts Council in cooperation with the Central Islip Civic Council. We are looking forward to our Winter Holiday Concert Series that will begin December 14, and end January 20 with the traditional Central Islip High School Winter Concert finale. I ask that you please check the District Website and District Calendar for the complete concert series listing.


As we navigate safely through the pandemic, facemasks will continue to be required while in school buildings and on school buses. Masks must properly be worn above the nose to ensure optimum protection against the spread of COVID. The District will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and New York State recommendations, and you will be notified of any changes in protocols. Please continue to monitor the District Website (, and Facebook page for information and notices from your children's teachers on upcoming school events and important dates. Your cooperation and partnership in keeping our schools safe, and in promoting our children's education, are deeply appreciated.  


On behalf of the Administration, Faculty, and Staff, I want to wish you a happy holiday season and a healthy and vibrant New Year!




Ms. Sharon A. Dungee

Superintendent of Schools

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