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Teachers Are In Demand Here and Nationally

South Fork school districts have been beyond busy scooping up all the qualified teachers, teaching assistants and aides, special-education therapists, mental health providers, and substitutes they possibly can ahead of the first bell this year. Since May, school district records show that between Montauk and Bridgehampton, at least 50 teachers have been hired across various academic disciplines — most to replace people who retired, some to launch new programs.

Sep 1, 2022
Kids Culture for September 1

The arrival of September isn't just about school supplies and classroom assignments -- it's also time to sign up for after-school activities, and for children and teens who enjoy dancing, or want to learn, opportunities are plentiful here.

Sep 1, 2022
Students' New Interests Breed New Classes

School districts here are shaping curriculums to respond to students’ evolving passions, needs, and career aspirations. This year that means Latin American and African-American studies electives at Pierson Middle and High School, the return of mock trial classes and Bonac Broadcasting at East Hampton, and game design and film studies at Bridgehampton.

Sep 1, 2022
A Year of Perseverance at East Hampton Middle School

Every summer, Charlie Soriano, principal of East Hampton Middle School, picks a theme that sets the tone for students and staff to have a successful school year. The theme for 2022-23 is “perseverance,” and to prepare for classroom discussions of this, students have been asked to read the poem “Harlem” by Langston Hughes.

Sep 1, 2022
Mashashimuet Park Forum, Public Comment Policy on Deck in Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor School Board has set a date for a town-hall forum about the Mashashimuet Park bond proposal, and is weighing changes to its public-comment policy for meetings.

Sep 1, 2022
In Sagaponack a Small School Gets Smaller

In such a small village, enrollment has always come in waves. This is something that Lauren Thayer has seen firsthand in her role not just as Sagaponack School Board president, but also as an alumna herself and a parent of two former Sagg students. “I think of it as a positive. . . . It’s the chance that parents dream of” for their children, she said.

Sep 1, 2022
OLA Awards Vocational Scholarships

Ayanna El, LeBron Napier, Bryan Solano, and Melanie Valladares are the recipients of this year’s scholarships from Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA).

Sep 1, 2022
A 'Very Different' School Year

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday updated the official Covid-19 policies for schools, aligning the state with recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control. Notable among the changes is a relaxing of quarantine rules and testing requirements.

Aug 25, 2022
Tuition Review Favors Wainscott

An ongoing review of the Wainscott School District's tuition payments for special-education services received by some of its students from the Sag Harbor School District has yielded $23,000 in savings for Wainscott from the 2021-22 school year.

Aug 25, 2022
More Kids Means More Tuition in Springs

Over the summer, 20 more students living in Springs enrolled at East Hampton High School, which means that the Springs School District may be called upon to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars more on tuition than it anticipated.

Aug 24, 2022
A Career Helping Disabled Students

Career and Employment Options, a company that offers career coaching and job placement help for students and young adults with disabilities, is seeking a consultant to work in East Hampton and Bridgehampton.

Aug 18, 2022
Kids Culture for August 18, 2022

In this week's lineup for kids, teens, and families: A fairy parade, movies and stories, butterflies and birding, and more.

Aug 17, 2022