West Islip Schools

STUDENT HANDBOOK

MISSION STATEMENT

The West Islip Community is committed to excellence in education through the establishment of an academic, vocational and social environment in which all children can learn and succeed. Our students will be provided the opportunity to develop their self-esteem and a respect for others while acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become responsible citizens in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to have students think in global terms and develop cultural sensitivity and international orientation. We seek to instill in our students the ability to share their commonalities, celebrate their differences, and appreciate that learning is a lifelong process.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

BAYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ~ John Mullins, Principal

MANETUCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ~ Dawn Morrison, Principal

OQUENOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ~ Jack Maniscalco, Principal

PAUL J. BELLEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ~ Rhonda Pratt, Principal

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! This Student-Parent Handbook provides you with the following information:

Attendance Policy & Objectives

Elementary Program Overview

Code of Conduct

Contacting Your Child and Emergency Guidelines

Delayed Opening Procedures & Closings due to Weather

Health Office

Students' Rights and Responsibilities

To access, click on the Elementary School link found above.


MIDDLE SCHOOLS

BEACH STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL

Andrew O'Farrell, Principal

Richard Zeitler, Interim Assistant Principal


UDALL ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dr. Daniel Marquardt, Principal

Lou Zocchia, Interim Assistant Principal


PRINCIPALS' MESSAGE

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year. We hope that the students, parents and staff can continue to work together to create a community of learners where acquiring knowledge involves commitment, motivation, responsibility, and inclusiveness. We encourage you and your parents to participate fully in our curricular and extracurricular activities in order to make your social and academic experiences as rich and meaningful as possible.

Since learning is a discovery process, we hope that you can successfully discover: who you are; what it takes to become a lifelong learner; and how you can contribute to the school and the community.

This Student Handbook is designed to help you be as informed as possible about our school, and to help you obtain a general understanding of its policies.

We invite you to share in the many exciting and rewarding opportunities awaiting you during your middle school experience. Best wishes for a most productive year!

Topics in the agenda are listed below. To access, click on the Middle Schools link.

Middle School Transition

Attendance Policy

Code of Conduct

Computer Code of Ethics for Students

Emergency Closing of School

Extracurricular Activities

Getting around School & Middle School Expectations

Health Office

Parent Conferences

Role of the School Counselor

Recognition

Transportation

WEST ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL

Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Principal

Craig Gierolowski, Assistant Principal

Lynn Summers, Assistant Principal

TBD, Assistant Principal

This Student Handbook is designed to help you be as informed as possible about our school, and to help you obtain a general understanding of its policies.

We invite you to share in the many exciting and rewarding opportunities awaiting you during your high school experience. Best wishes for a most productive year!

Topics found in the Student Handbook are listed below. To access, click on the West Islip High School link found above.

Attendance Policy

Student Dress Code

HS Code of Conduct

Motor Vehicles and Driving Privileges

Graduation Requirements

Criteria for Entrance and Continuation for Honors & Advanced Placement Levels

Students with Special Needs

Community Service

Accident Claim Procedure