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ENL Department 

The William Floyd School District is committed to providing 854 students with English as New Language Services.

Our English as a New Language (ENL) program is designed to meet the needs of our students as they progress from an entering (beginner) to a commanding (Proficient) English speaker.  Students enrolled in ENL courses must take the New York State English as a New Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) each year until proficiency is achieved.  Upon achieving proficiency, our ENL students continue to receive support for two years.

Our ENL programs enable students to become familiar with their school and classroom environments while maintaining pride in their native culture.  The district is also committed to provide on-going supports to families, teachers and students who take part in and support our ENL programs and services.

What remote learning supports are available for students and families in temporary housing who are English Language Learnings/Multilingual Learners?

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ENL Supervisor 
Deborah Gurney  (631) 874-1170

Family & Adult Literacy Programs 
Mastic, Moriches, Shirley 
Library Literacy Director 

Lindsay Davis (631) 399-1511 x215

District News

WFHS Acasations at rehearsal in the school auditorium

The William Floyd High School Acasations, the combined a cappella group featuring the beautiful voices of the Acabellas and the Soundsations, under the direction of music teachers Donia Rivera and Michelle Seifert, respectively, will be competing this weekend in the SingStrong International A Cappella High School Competition at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City! Performers had to be accepted into this competition, which is open to the best a cappella groups from around the world!

medical club officers and advisor photo with SBU representative

The William Floyd High School Medical Club led by science educator Terri Randall continues to make a difference in the lives of children across Long Island with the club’s yearly donation to benefit the Child Life Department at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. This year’s donation was $600, bringing the five-year total to more than $3,500.