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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.

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Special Education Department 
Office of Special Education 

(631) 874-1133
Office Fax Number 
(631) 874 1550

Director of Special Education 
Dr. Malasia Walker (631) 874-1133

Asst. Director of Special Education (Elementary) 
Ravi Seeram (631) 874-1133

Asst. Director of Special Education (Secondary) 
Michele Manion (631) 874-1133

Transition Coordinator 
Wendie Der (631) 874-1980

Suggestions, questions or concerns please email the Special Education Department at:  

Call/Text 988: A New Crisis Resource

Transition Resources


District News

football players tacking an opposing player

On Saturday, October 1 at 1 pm at the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex, the Parkway Power Bowl Cup – and bragging rights – are on the line as the William Floyd High School varsity football Colonials (3-0) host their longtime rival Longwood Lions (3-0) in a battle of two undefeated teams in Parkway Power Bowl XI!

students dressed like pirates

Shiver me timbers! On Monday, September 19, second-grade buccaneers in Mrs. McGovern, Mrs. Wingler, Mrs. Unger, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Romero and Mrs. Worontsoff’s classes at Tangier Smith Elementary School participated in “International Talk Like a Pirate Day,” an annual parodic holiday in which people are encouraged to talk like pirates!