State to Require Covid-19 Test for Unvaccinated School Staff

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that the state will require unvaccinated school staff to undergo weekly Covid-19 tests to combat the spread of the virus and its Delta variant. The new rule applies to public and charter schools. Hochul also said $65 million will be Read More …

Hochul Orders Masks for All Schools

Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered the state Department of Health on Tuesday to institute a universal mask requirement this fall in all public and private schools in the state to combat the spread of Covid-19. The Department of Health will issue the requirement through regulatory action Read More …

Bus Driver Shortage Strains After-School Transportation Schedules

With school reopening a week away, some districts are working to reconfigure bus schedules for after-school activities because of a serious shortage of drivers. Athletic events and other extracurricular activities appear to be the most likely to be affected in several districts because of the Read More …

Schools: Awards of Distinction; Recognition for Athletes

  Fourteen local students have been recognized as recipients of Distinguished Youth Awards, which they earned by completing a year-long program. They were each presented medals, certificates and proclamations in a special ceremony at the Suffolk County Legislature. Legis. Tom Donnelly, D-Huntington Station, said, “I Read More …

Updated: State Hands Back School Covid-19 Rules to Local Control

School districts will decide their own policies on Covid-19 masks and other school safety, the state Department of Health said Thursday. “With the end of the state disaster emergency on June 25, 2021, school districts are re-established as the controlling entity for schools. Schools and school Read More …

Covid-19 Mask, Vaccination Requirements Increasing

As the number of Covid-19 cases creeps higher in the Huntington area, businesses and employers are setting increased mask rules and vaccination requirements. At  Huntington Town Hall, Council members Joan Cergol, Ed Smyth, Mark Cuthbertson and Gene Cook all confirmed that they had been fully Read More …

Schools: Tree Dedicated; Pre-K Applications

The Elwood Board of Education recently dedicated a tree to former Board of Education President Julia Fried. The tree, which is located in the courtyard of Elwood Middle School, was dedicated to Fried, who died in 2020. A board member beginning in 2014, she served Read More …

After 5 Years, Whole Child Academy Is About to Have First Graduate

After almost five years of hard work, development and research, the educators at the Whole Child Academy will be able to see the fruit of their labor. Located at St. Elizabeth’s Church on Wolf Hill Road in Melville, the Whole Child Academy is implementing new Read More …

Indoor School Masks Remain, Cuomo Says

Masks can be removed outdoors but must remain on indoors at schools, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. The statement clarified a weekend of confusion for school districts, after contradictory letters sent by state officials. Late Friday afternoon, state health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker wrote Read More …

Schools: Native American History Award; Shoes Donated

  More photos Elwood Science Star Elwood-John H. Glenn High School senior Rithika Narayan who was recently selected as one of only 1,800 students in the country to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair. This is the second year she was selected, but Read More …

Schools: Merit Scholar Finalists, Equestrian Success

Despite limited in-person classes and other challenges, school districts are carrying on. Here are a few highlights of what is happening in and out of the classroom. Northport National Merit Scholars All three Northport High School National Merit semifinalists have gone on to be named Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Testing for MSG Fans; Reporting Fraud

 Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care is working with MSG Sports to provide COVID-19 PCR testing  for fans who are returning to Madison Square Garden. All MSG ticket holders must receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before the event and present the printed or Read More …