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Parent Survey - Virtual Instruction Day

We are looking to get feedback regarding your child’s virtual instruction today. If you are able, please fill out this form with your child(ren) in order to give the most accurate answers. If you have multiple children in the district, please fill out multiple forms as we will collect data for each child separately. To enter for a second or third child, you can re-click on the survey link to fill out the survey again.


Forest Avenue Garden Connects School and Community

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Forest Avenue Elementary School is showing off its green thumb with its student garden. The garden began last year as a part of the mentor program at the school.

The students led the task of getting the project started, and it has just taken off from there, according to Forest Avenue Principal Gayle Manchisi. Each grade level has a different vegetable in the garden that was planted in late May. The classes each watered, weeded and cared for their vegetable. The project even pulled in families, who helped to harvest the vegetables on the weekends and during the summer months.

“We reached out to families over the summer months to harvest some of the vegetables,” Manchisi said. “The cafeteria staff even got involved by bagging some of the harvested vegetables and handing them out to families with bagged lunches over the summer.”

The school really wanted to involve the whole community in the project while also making it a learning experience for the students. For grades one and two, the planting and growing is woven into their science curriculum. Those grades also started to grow their vegetables in class so they could see how the seeds germinated.

Garden Club Member Builds Enriching Addition

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During the summer months, Junior High School eighth grader James Graham and his dad built a compost bin for the Junior High School’s community garden. Graham is currently an active member of the West Babylon Garden Club. He went above and beyond by volunteering his time during the summer to build and deliver the compost bin. This new addition will benefit the existing garden by enriching the soil and suppressing plant disease and pests.

Board Meeting Notice: September 29, 2021


Monday, Sept 27th - District Wide K-12 Full Remote day

The district has scheduled a K-12 full remote teaching day on Monday, Sept. 27. All students will be home this day and will access all of their classes live online. This remote day was scheduled with the idea that any of our schools or classes might have to teach remotely with little or no warning. This practice day will allow students, families, teachers and administrators to make certain our remote instruction plan is working for everyone and will allow us to get feedback from parents, teachers and students.