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A Health Related Message From the Superintendent of Schools

October 27, 2020

Dear Lindenhurst Community,

Earlier today, we were informed that a student at Lindenhurst Academy tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been in school since Thursday, Oct. 22, and will not be permitted to return for at least 10 days and until the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) releases them from isolation.

The identification of close contacts begins 48 hours before the student became symptomatic, or 48 hours before the individual was tested for the COVID-19 virus if asymptomatic. We have been in contact with the SCDHS, who is aiding us in the contact tracing investigation. As a precautionary measure the students and staff of the Lindenhurst Academy have been sent home while the contact tracing investigation takes place. Individuals identified through contact tracing will be contacted by the SCDHS and will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days from the date of exposure to the infected individual. At this time, no decision has been made as to whether students will return to the Academy for in-person instruction tomorrow, Oct. 28. Those students will be notified once the decision has been made.

As a reminder, the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. If your child is exhibiting any symptoms such as those listed above, please contact your child’s medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office or hospital.

We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide more information as necessary. Thank you for your continued attention and vigilance.

Sincerely,

Daniel Giordano

Superintendent of Schools

French Students' Success

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In spring 2020, several French students from Lindenhurst Union Free School District took part in the National French Contest remotely sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

More than 68,000 French students nationwide took part in the competition and several Lindenhurst students placed in the top 10 in Suffolk County and in the top five nationally.

Grade 7 (at time of test):

Natalia Kazimierczyk - first in Suffolk County and fifth nationally.

Isha Garcia - fifth in Suffolk County.

Grade 8 (at time of test):

Arthur Chrzanowski – first in Suffolk County and 3rd nationally.

Keira Murphy – eighth in Suffolk County.Julia Wlodkiewicz - eighth in Suffolk County. 

Maria Avlonitis - ninth in Suffolk County.

Grade 9 (at time of test):

Lauren Walker - fourth in Suffolk County and fifth nationally.

Under typical circumstances all of the students placing in the top 10 in Suffolk County would have been invited to the American Association of Teachers of French chapter's annual awards ceremony. However, due to the global pandemic, this could not occur. The district wishes to extend its congratulations to all of these talented students.

NYSDOH Updates Re: Student Immunization Requirements

CLICK HERE to review the New York State Department of Health guidance for school administrators regarding limited enforcement of student immunization requirements.

Wreaths Across America Deadline 12/1

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The Lindenhurst High School National Art Honor Society is raising funds for Wreaths Across America. A wreath can be sponsored for $15 and will be designated to a fallen soldier.  

All orders can be made through www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/NY0088P . The following ID numbers are required on each order so that the wreaths will be delivered to the Long Island National Cemetery on Wellwood Avenue. The Location ID number is NYLINC and the Group ID number is NY008P. Orders will be taken until Dec. 1.             

On Dec.19, National Wreaths Across America Day, the members of the class will place the sponsored wreaths on the graves of the fallen soldiers, as will numerous volunteers throughout the country.

This is the sixth year that Lindenhurst High School students have supported the cause. Last year, over 200 wreaths were sponsored. This year they are hoping to surpass that impressive number. All are encouraged to sponsor at least one wreath so as to demonstrate gratitude to the fallen heroes.

LHS Student's Writing Recognized

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Lindenhurst High School student Aliya John, grade 12 recently earned the title of "Honorable Mention," for her submission “Bracing For the Future: A Literature Analysis on the  Solutions to Economic and Personal Restrictions Caused by Environmental Regulation in the U.S.” to the Stony Brook Young Investigators Review (SBYIR), undergraduate research journal from Stony Brook University’s, writing competition.

A letter from the university to Aliya stated, “We commend you on putting in the time and effort to research a scientific controversy, digest the topic, and present it in a novel and comprehensible form for the public. The act of research is in itself incredibly difficult, but the act of synthesizing that information for those not in the scientific community is one that many professionals today find difficult. To be able to submit a completed entry to the Young Investigators Writing Competition is a feat that deserves much recognition.”

This district wishes to congratulate Aliya on this recognition.

October 29, 2020