The New York State mask mandate to have masks in schools is back in effect after an appellate division judge temporarily suspended or stayed, a previous decision ruling it unconstitutional due to the way it was instituted. As a result of this appellate court ruling, the mask mandate is back in effect for students and staff beginning on Wednesday, January 26.
The William Floyd School District Public Relations Office is responsible for communicating information of importance to residents of the local communities served by the William Floyd School District. Responsibilities include the promotion of student and staff achievements, unique and innovative programs, budgetary and scheduling information, photography of district events, crisis communications and much more. The Public Relations Office is also responsible for creating the annual budget brochure and the district calendar, which are printed and sent home to all residents in the community. The Public Relations Office is continually working to keep residents informed and get the message of the great things happening out to the public by keeping in regular contact with local and regional reporters and editors with ideas/potential stories of interest to feature. Please follow the district on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and flickr – for the latest! If you have any stories that you believe might be of interest, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
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The district has a confidential hotline set up for anonymous tips at (631) 874-1200
The charts included will reflect the number of daily positive COVID-19 cases for the William Floyd School District. These charts will be updated on a daily basis when school is in session; the same figures are available at the NYS COVID Report Card link.
William Floyd High School senior Kellie Tang, one of eight student-musicians selected as New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State for this school year, recently had the opportunity to perform in the piano showcase at last month’s All-State festival, a prestigious honor and the first for a William Floyd student in district history. Kellie was just one of 12 selected out of 95 applicants from across the state.
The William Floyd High School Medical Club under the direction of science educator Terri Randall has, for the fourth consecutive year, made a sizable donation to the Child Life Department at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital to help support the great work that they conduct each and every day through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities for children during their hospital stays.
The William Floyd High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program has many exciting events planned for the remainder of the school year. Under the leadership of Commander Christian Gaskill, USN, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, who served 21 years on active duty before retiring in 2019, and newly appointed naval science instructor Chief Petty Officer Tao Chen, who recently retired in July 2021 from United States Navy also after 21 years of active duty service, the cadets are eager to participate in community service projects, go on field trips to military installations and compete against other NJROTC units all around the northeast.
William Floyd High School senior Deontae Sykes was recently named the winner of the Rob Burnett Award, presented to the top defensive player in Suffolk County. He also earned New York State Sportswriters Association All-State (First Team) honors.