An Important Message from the Superintendent of Schools

As the community may be aware, there have been several reports of creepy clown sightings in areas surrounding the Lindenhurst community with the intent to frighten those passing by. Earlier this morning, district officials were made aware of a Tweet threatening that Lindenhurst would be the next area targeted by the clowns. Please be assured that we have contacted Suffolk County Police, who have been made aware of the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be keeping elementary school children in during recess today and our security team is on high alert. Please report any suspicious sightings to Suffolk County Police. We appreciate your attention and will continue to keep you updated with any additional information.

Procedural Safeguards Notice

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Important Information Regarding the Transportation Department

Please be advised that there is important information regarding the Board approved mileage limits for school bus transportation located on the district's transportation website. There you will also fine printable forms that may require your attention.

The transportation page can be found by clicking on the Transportation Information link under the Parents/Students section of the district homepage.

 

 

Bright Skies and Big Wins

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The Bulldog community came out in full force to support the varsity football team during the annual district homecoming festivities.                      

The events began on Sept. 23 with the middle school pep rally. Student-athletes from all teams showed their Lindy Pride, donning green and white and cheering from the bleachers.            

The homecoming fun continued into the evening as the high school pep rally brought together all sports teams, the marching band, dance teams and the cheerleaders to further illustrate a unified Lindenhurst. To conclude the high school pep rally, homecoming queen and king Shannon Lydon and James Bugelli were announced to the loud applause of their fellow schoolmates. The student council and athletic department coordinated the weekend’s activities.            

The parade on Sept. 24 began at Fireman’s Park, made its way down Wellwood Avenue and ended at Lindenhurst Middle School. Each class float represented a different comic book. The freshman class represented Superman, the sophomore class depicted the Incredibles and the junior and senior classes portrayed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman vs. Superman, respectively.            

At halftime, there were special performances from the school’s marching band, color guard, cheerleading squads and dance team. At that time, it was announced that the sophomore class won the competition with their beautiful float.            
In the end, the Bulldogs reigned victorious as they shut out the Brentwood Indians 35-0.

 

 

Information Regarding LHS Yearbook

Click Here to visit the LHS Yearbook Website.

Information Regarding Voter Registration

CLICK HERE to obtain a copy of the voter registration form.  

Please note that this form and a valid drivers’ license must be presented to the district clerk in person in order for a registration to be deemed complete.  

Additionally, forms could be obtained at the McKenna Administration Building between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Information Regarding SEPTA Registration

CLICK HERE to review a message regarding SEPTA registration.

Supporting the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

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The Lindenhurst High School Peer Leaders and the girls varsity field hockey team came together in support of the Christina Renna Foundation on Sept. 15. Christina, a former student of the Lindenhurst School District, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and passed away in 2007.            

Donning yellow shirts and shoelaces, the color of childhood cancer awareness and the Christina Renna Foundation, the girls played hard in support of the cause. On the sidelines, members of the Peer Leaders sold baked goods to raise money to help in the foundation’s mission of providing support for those in need of their services.            

On Sept. 18, Lindenhurst athletic teams, coaches, administrators, community members, and local and state politicians joined members of the Renna family at the 10th annual Christina Renna Foundation Walk-a-thon and Blood Drive at Lindenhurst Middle School.  According to the website, www.crf4acure.org, “the Christina Renna Foundation is dedicated to supporting children's cancer research and increasing the levels of awareness and education through the support of cancer groups and outreach programs for the direct support of those in need.”

Lindenhurst Council of PTA's Presidential Service Awards

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We the Students of Fourth Grade

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Students of Shannon Perez and Tom Stylianos’ fourth-grade class at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School recently celebrated Constitution Day.

The day commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787 adoption of the United States Constitution.            

Just one day shy of the anniversary, the students ratified their own classroom constitution. One by one, the fourth-graders were called to sign their constitution at a table set to replicate those found at Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the original document was signed.

“It is important to have rules,” said student Katharine. “That way you’ll never be confused about what you are supposed to do. You will always know what the good behavior is, so you won’t get in trouble.”

Information Regarding First Book Registration

Last year, Lindenhurst Middle School teacher John Mansfield spearheaded the First Book campaign for the Lindenhurst community. With the cooperation and registration of the administration, district teachers and custodial staff, John was able to secure three pallets of new books with an estimated value of $20,000 for distribution in Lindenhurst.            

First Book is a program sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers aimed at bringing books to students in need. Each pallet contained books leveled for students in preschool through eighth grade. As such, books were distributed to all Lindenhurst UFSD elementary schools, the middle school and several community preschools. This was a wonderful opportunity that reinforced our desire to create a lifelong love of reading in Lindenhurst.              

This year, Mr. Mansfield has once again teamed up with the PTA, and with your assistance, we have the opportunity to bring even more books to district students. If the district obtains 2,000 registrations from district staff and PTA members, a truck carrying 13 pallets of books (which equates to approximately 22,100 new books) will be received and distributed to district students. As of now, we have obtained only 500 signatures so we need your assistance in getting the word out.

In order to register, you must first be a member of either the Lindenhurst staff or the Lindenhurst PTA/SEPTA. If you are not a PTA/SEPTA member and wish to become one, you may reach out to your school¹s PTA president. That information can be found on page 25 of the district calendar.              

If you satisfy the aforementioned requirements, CLICK HERE to print out the First Book Registration Form, sign it and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible.    

You could also CLICK HERE to visit the First Book website.        

Thank you in advance for the time and effort you commit to this endeavor.

First Day of School Slideshow

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The classrooms have been prepared, the buses are on the road and the sound of laughter has returned to the hallways and playgrounds of the district. Sept. 7 began another school year for the them and students smiled as they reunited with friends, met new teachers and familiarized themselves with their surroundings.             

The first day of school was not only the start of a new academic year, but for many in the district, it was the start of a new chapter of their lives. Kindergarten students entered classrooms for the first time, leaving behind the security of their parents. Sixth-graders entered the middle school and were introduced to the idea of changing classes and getting lockers. Ninth-grade students officially became “high-schoolers” and the 12th-graders experienced the last “first day” of their Lindenhurst education.     

An Important Message From The Superintendent of Schools

Dear Lindenhurst School Community,  

 

As you may be aware, the district took the proactive step of conducting lead water testing throughout all of our school buildings during the month of June in consultation with a leading environmental consulting firm. The district took this action before it was mandated by New York State, as we wanted to know if any issues existed before the start of the 2016-17 school year.  

 

At the time, initial testing revealed that 16 water fountains and 81 sinks throughout the district had levels of lead that exceeded the guidelines for schools established by the Environmental Protection Agency. A second round of testing was then conducted on these same sources. All locations that still tested above the EPA guidelines were immediately taken offline for access by students and staff.  

 

Our consulting firm provided us with their recommendations on how to remedy these 97 fixtures. Already, 14 have been permanently removed, as they were not locations used heavily by students or staff. Forty-two fixtures that are currently offline will be replaced by mid-October. This timeframe is contingent upon the availability of the replacement fixtures and scheduling. Twenty-four sinks that tested above the levels will be fitted with warning signs indicating that water is not to be used for cooking or drinking (these are sinks located in areas that are not utilized by elementary students such as custodial cleaning areas, bathrooms and science labs).

 

The remaining 17 fixtures are at the Bower School, so no remediation has occurred to those locations until a final decision on the building’s future is made.   As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to keep you informed of any potential issues moving forward. Thank you for your continued support and participation in our district.    

 

Respectfully,  

 

Daniel Giordano

 Superintendent of Schools


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Information Regarding Dowling Courses

Please be advised that we are presently working on replacements for our concurrent enrollment Dowling courses in the months since Dowling closed its doors.  Our subject-level coordinators are working diligently with colleges across Long Island for viable replacements, and we should have further information as the colleges and universities return from summer break themselves.  Please feel free to contact individual subject-level coordinators for specific details in the coming weeks.

District Emergency Management Plan

CLICK HERE to review the district's Emergency Management Plan. Should you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Robert Cozzetto the assistant facilities administrator/health and safety director at rcozzetto@lindenhurstschools.org.

District Wellness Letter

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Join the Wall of Heroes

Lindenhurst  students and graduates have much to be proud of. They embody the high school motto of "Leadership, Honor and Scholarship” in many of their endeavors.            

A large number of alumni have gone on to serve our country and defend our basic freedoms. The district wishes to honor those brave members of the Lindenhurst school community by including their names on the “Lindy Grad Vets” Wall of Heroes.            

To be considered, one must complete the application located on the right of this page where it says "Wall of Heroes Application" and provide either proof of graduation from Lindenhurst or proof of service in the form of a DD214.

Please note that when submitting any information that may include personal details such as social security information, it is the responsibility of the veteran to conceal that information.

The district extends its heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of its veterans for their dedication and commitment to service.

October 01, 2016