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Schools Work to Provide for Families Amid Closures

With the schools closed, many parents have begun navigating the world of homeschooling for the first time, and school districts have begun serving meals to students who take part in the federal free and reduced-price lunch program. 

Mar 17, 2020
Suffolk County Closes All Schools for Two Weeks

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Sunday afternoon announced in a local emergency order that schools across the county will close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.

Mar 15, 2020
Update: Governor Cuomo Waives Education Mandate

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo waived a key public education mandate on Friday afternoon, saying during a press conference that districts could choose to close if they wished and they would not be penalized for holding fewer than 180 school days.

Mar 13, 2020
Rewarding Good Behavior With Books

When asked about their favorite books last week, the members of the fall and winter Leadership Council at John M. Marshall Elementary School all raised their hands simultaneously and began naming title after title in rapid succession.

Mar 12, 2020
Revived Focus on Career and Tech

A revived focus on career and technical education, new ways to demonstrate mastery of the skills that come with it, news literacy, and financial competence emerged as ideas for possible updates to high school graduation requirements last week during a public forum convened to examine just that.     

Mar 12, 2020
Pierson Names Top Seniors

Ruby Yassen has been named the valedictorian of Pierson High School’s class of 2020, and Chase Allardice its salutatorian.     

Mar 12, 2020
School Budgets Take Shape as Deadline Nears

School budget season is in full swing on the South Fork, where school officials have been busy debating construction projects, textbook purchases, employee raises, and new programs to include — or cuts to make — in next year’s new spending plans.     

Mar 12, 2020
Kids Culture 05.12.20

At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, Wally the dog will be on hand to read with kids on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Mar 12, 2020
Police Deem Student Threat at Pierson Non-Credible

Sag Harbor Village police this week investigated a threat of violence that was said to have been made by a Pierson Middle and High School student, ultimately finding it to be without credibility

Mar 8, 2020
East Hampton High School Eyeing Addiction Counselor

The students who created Breathe In Change at East Hampton High School, a group opposed to vaping, have also brought change there in the form of fewer student suspensions, more honest conversations, and a heightened awareness of the negative effects of vaping.     

Mar 5, 2020
Kids Culture 03.05.20

A Sensory Friendly Morning at the Children's Museum of the East End, a primer on creating a family tree, printmaking, and a new session of Mandarin language classes in Sag Harbor are among the happenings of interest for kids this week.

Mar 5, 2020
Bridgehampton Names 2020 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

The Bridgehampton School has announced that Madeline Grabb is the valedictorian of this year’s graduating class, and Jaden Campbell is the salutatorian.

Feb 28, 2020