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SEPTO (Special Education Parent-Teacher Organization) meeting on Thursday, May 25 from 6 pm to 7 pm!
Topic: End-of-Year wrap-up and 2023-2024 planning
Location: Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, Mastic Beach Satellite Branch, 369 Neighborhood Rd., Mastic Beach, NY, 11951
Children of all ages are welcome! We hope to see you there!
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IT Training & Certification Program Opportunity

TCS has partnered with industry leader CompTIA to implement an innovative program that will train candidates to become entry-level professionals in the field of Information Technology (IT). IT services have become a vital need for today's economy and demanded from a wide range of businesses, office settings and other work environments. The IT
industry offers tremendous potential for long-term employment and career growth for individuals with disabilities, offering internal growth to present employees and opportunities for new applicants. Please CLICK HERE for more information

IT Training & Certification Program Details:

  • Thirteen weeks of instructor-led remote classroom training, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., from the virtual convenience of your own home;
  • TCS provides all training materials, computer hardware and software for students in the program during instruction
  • Live virtual training will offer interactive opportunities for students to ask questions during classroom sessions, with small class sizes granting plenty of hands-on instruction; space is limited
  • All students receive e-learning content to support their classroom instruction and hands-on practical activities, and earn exam vouchers to obtain CompTIA IT Fundamentals and A+ Training Certification
  • Training program will prepare candidates for entry-level IT positions, with job placement the end goal of the program
  • CompTIA will enrich the program with training and placement support, as well as provide ongoing career coaching to foster success
  • Deadline to apply for Fall 2022 Semester is August 8, 2022
  • Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Special Education Department

The Special Education Department is committed to ensuring that special education remains a service to those who need additional supports and never becomes a place where our students feel isolated or excluded from opportunities within our school’s community. The goal of the William Floyd Special Education Department is to promote every student’s academic, physical, social and emotional growth in a safe, nurturing environment, as well as providing students with an opportunity to develop all facets of their character to the fullest potential.

The Office of Special Education supports a full range of services to all children, ages 3 to 21, who display a need for instructional and behavioral modifications and supports in their academic settings. These students have been identified and evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act; PL.94‐142). The Special Education Department will only offer these supports after general education interventions have proven unsuccessful. When students are displaying acute difficulty in school, despite attempts at remediation through research based early intervention services, school personnel or parents can submit a request for an evaluation to the building principal or directly to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) via our office.

Parents and early childhood educators who are concerned with a preschooler’s development should review the information provided on our website on developmental milestones. After reviewing this information, if a concern is still present, a request for evaluation can be presented to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) via our office. Upon the receipt of a recommendation from an educator or referral by a parent, the Special Education Office will contact parents to get their consent prior to conducting any evaluations, under guidelines of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or the Committee on Special Education (CSE). These evaluations will include any procedures, tests, assessments, or observations given to determine whether the student has an educational disability and is eligible for special education and/or related services. Recommendations from these evaluations may or may not include classification of the child as a student with a disability.

All parents should review the Parents Guide to Special Education, Procedural Safeguards, Informed Consent and other helpful information, which are provided on our website. If additional information on programs or other opportunities that are available to our students is needed please contact your child’s home school or the Special Education Office at (631) 874‐1133 for assistance.

District News

students and staff pictured near a fishing boat

Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School students from Michael Murphy’s fourth-grade class and Dina Matty’s third-grade class recently participated in the Send a Kid Fishing program, a fun and educational trip on the “Rosie,” a charter out of Center Moriches. The mission of this project is to expose and educate the future generations about the world of fishing and conservation and to have a little fun in the process!

photo of student and teacher holding certificate

William Floyd High School student Julia Abbaticchio recently received the New York State Retired School Administrators and Supervisors  Citizenship Award for demonstrating the qualities of civic responsibility, concern for others and participation in the enhancement of school and community relationships!

photo of a hand filling in bubbles on a test sheet

William Floyd High School will be administering the New York State Regents Examinations starting on June 1, 2023 and continuing June 14, 2023 through June 22, 2023.