COVID-19/Coronavirus Update 3/27: The Langan School at The Center for Disability Services is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and is closed as of now through April 15th; however, this is the middle of spring vacation so students would return to school on April 20th. All decisions are being made in conjunction with The Center’s Executive Management team and The Pandemic Task Force. We will continue to monitor and follow guidance from local, state and federal agencies. We understand that this is an inconvenience for our families, but our primary concern is the health and safety of our students and staff.
From the Desk of Greg Sorrentino:
A Message to All Staff
COVID-19/Coronavirus Update 3/17: Langan School will be closed until further notice. Please check for updates.
Educational Free Websites For All Students During Current School Closure
Spectrum Offers Free Broadband/WiFi
Given that schools across the state and beyond are sharing learning resources online in light of COVID-19, it was announced this weekend that Spectrum will be offering free broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students affected directly or indirectly by COVID-19, beginning Monday, March 16th. Those who do not currently have a Spectrum broadband subscription can call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. Installation fees will also be waived, according to the company.
COVID-19/Coronavirus Information and Resources
The Langan School places a high priority on the health and safety of our students and staff members. With that in mind, we wanted to reach out to you with some basic information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
We would like to assure you that The Langan School is closely monitoring the situation and following the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and the New York State Education Department.
Our operations and maintenance staff members continue to be diligent in the cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch and high-traffic areas throughout our school.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses:
-Wash your hands regularly with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds to eliminate any potential bacteria. Utilize hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
-Keep unwashed hands away from regularly touching your eyes, nose or mouth. This activity will decrease spreading germs or bacteria within your body.
-If you or your child shows symptoms of respiratory illness, please stay home from work and/or have your child stay home from school.
-Be aware of your surroundings. Be mindful of where your hands may have touched in a public space.
-Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces.
We urge you to keep up-to-date with the CDC and NYSDOH. The links for these trustworthy sources are provided below for you to remain informed. Many school districts across the state are providing information to their communities regarding preventative actions related to the virus. We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available to us.
Center for Disease Control-Additional information is available by calling
(800) CDCINFO or (800) 232-4636
New York State-Department of Health-Contact the New York State-Department of Health hotline at (888) 364-3065
The Langan Parent Group
The Langan counselors would like to welcome parents, guardians, and students back to what is going to be another great year here at Langan!
The Langan Parent Group will be picking up again in October and will be every 3rd Friday at 11:00 am. Flyers will be sent home with students as a reminder.
Have questions about what your student is doing in Social Work? Feel free to reach out to us.
Words of Wisdom from the counseling department;
“Consistency is key! Routines are important and can help decrease behavioral issues. Try keeping your child’s routine similar after school each day.”
Staff Recognition: September 2019
We had 54 slips in our staff nomination jar for September!! We had nominations for classrooms 1, 3, 7, 10 and 13. We also had nominations for OT,PT, Speech, Voc Ed, SW, Psychology, Nursing, AT, Office and Administration.
Our staff nomination for the month of September goes to….Abby Schuck!! “Thanks so much for all your efforts to organize our Safety Awareness day. What an AWESOME event!!!”( ps, next year I will be expecting the helicopter not only to do a fly over, but also to land in our upper parking lot!!..but no pressure!)
Coming Soon! New Staff at Langan School
We are excited to announce new additions to the Langan School Staff for the 2019-2020. More details to come.
Samantha Durkee has been selected to receive the 2019 Dean’s Medal for SUNY Empire State College, The Dean’s Medal is awarded to students in recognition of their academic excellence and commitment to the School for Graduate Studies, the college, the community and their Profession. Students are nominated by faculty members and then reviewed by a faculty committee who forward their recommendations to the dean.
Congratulations to Langan's 2018 Staff Recognition Winner!
Tools for Schools Program!
Shop at Price Chopper to help our school earn free classroom equipment!
Please link your AdvantEdge card to our school code. Each time you shop, our school will earn points towards free
classroom equipment, all donated by Price Chopper. Enroll your card at www.pricechopper.com with our 5-digit school code 15958.
School Coordinator: Madaline