Two William Paca Middle School seventh-grade mathematics teachers – Melissa DiDonato and Ann Posiak – recently completed the rigorous requirements to become National Board Certified Teachers, a voluntary certification process from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards...
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.
Special Education Department
Office of Special Education
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
Wendie Der (631) 874-1980
Suggestions, questions or concerns please email the Special Education Department @ email@example.com
Sixteen William Floyd students were selected to perform in the Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) this month...11 from William Floyd High School, three from William Floyd Middle School and two from William Paca Middle School – were selected by a panel of Suffolk County music educators based on their superior scores at the annual New York State School Music Association solo adjudications.
To honor and memorialize the dedicated service and love that longtime Board of Education member and former vice president Jeananne Dawson had for her schools and community, the Board of Education will dedicate the high school library in her honor at a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, January 23 at 6 pm. All are welcome.