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Looking to Add Indigenous People's Day to School Calendar in Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor School Board is expected to vote Monday on a 2021-22 school calendar that for the first time will include Indigenous People's Day in addition to Columbus Day. Juneteenth will also be officially added to the school calendar, as New York State has designated it an official holiday.

Mar 11, 2021
Artwork by a Thousand Kids in Parrish Student Exhibition

The Parrish Art Museum's annual Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition featuring the work of more than 1,000 young artists, begins tomorrow. More than 200 individual works by high schoolers, and another 70 or so group pieces by younger artists, nursery age on up, from schools across eastern Long Island, will be on view through April 18. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography are featured.

Mar 11, 2021
Pandemic Compounds School's Tax-Cap Angst

In a pandemic environment that has cost the school district more than $600,000 so far, and against the fiscal pressure of New York State's cap on tax levy increases, East Hampton school officials are holding the line on budget increases wherever possible as they develop their 2021-22 school spending plan.

Mar 11, 2021
Kids Culture 3.11.21

Teen Creative Studio at Guild Hall
Through its Teen Arts Council, Guild Hall is offering a monthly creative studio program for high school students. It starts Tuesday with a virtual creative writing and spoken-word jam session with Andrina Wekontash Smith as the guest teaching artist. The program is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and advance registration at guildhall.org is required. Future programs, including fashion up-cycling and candle-making, will be held in person.

Mar 11, 2021
Suffolk Sheriff Sponsoring Essay Contest for Students

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is once again hosting the Say Something Essay Contest for high school students to highlight the importance of speaking up when a peer is distressed or at risk for self-harm.

Mar 4, 2021
East End Schools Are Heading Back To Full Time

If all goes according to plan, by March 15 the vast majority of South Fork students between Montauk and Bridgehampton will be back in school in person, five days a week. The move by several local districts represents a shift back toward what school used to look like, but with the benefit of pandemic hindsight.

Mar 4, 2021
Child Care Center Is Expanding Latinx Outreach

On Friday, the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center announced "Valiente.Inteligente.Valioso.Ambicioso," or VIVA, a new Latinx program aimed at "embracing our community with English and Spanish classes, translation assistance, family counseling, and legal services."

Mar 4, 2021
Kids Culture 3.4.21

Need to find something for the kids to do? Here are some possibilities coming up.

Mar 4, 2021
Bridgehampton School Absence Policy Revisited

With an eye to the realities of remote learning, the Bridgehampton School has recently revisited its absentee policy. Previously, more than 18 absences in a given course was marked as failing that course, but the number has been raised to 30.

Mar 4, 2021
Seeking Donations for Field Trips

Project Most, a nonprofit organization that provides after-school, weekend, and summertime activities and enrichment programs for children in East Hampton and Springs, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support field trips.

Feb 25, 2021
Career Workshop for Teachers

The Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services is offering an online career workshop with a focus on cultivating a culturally and ethnically diverse community of teachers on the East End.

Feb 25, 2021
Springs Kindergarten Sign-Up

The Springs School is now enrolling kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year. Children who are 5 years old on or before Dec. 1 and live in Springs are eligible to sign up for the full-day program.

Feb 25, 2021