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    Attention Sayville Residents: 

     See details on this Homepage regarding registering for the Budget Hearing Webinar.   

     

    To view the District Budget Tidings, click on this link: 2020 Budget Tidings 

Announcement from the ACT

  • The ACT exams scheduled for June 13th at Sayville High School have been cancelled. Please click here for more information.

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Announcement from College Board: Makeup Window for AP tests in June

  • From The College Board regarding AP Exams

    For details about the makeup window in June please click on this link:  COLLEGE BOARD MAKEUP TESTS

NYS School Closures Remain in Effect Until End of Academic Year

  • MAY 1, 2020 - This an Important update for the Sayville Community from Superintendent Dr. Stimmel regarding school closures due to  the COVID-19 outbreak.

    “Governor Cuomo announced earlier today that all schools in New York State will remain closed until the end of the school year. While we are awaiting further details from the Governor and the Department of Education concerning this matter, Sayville’s Administrators have been working with building principals and class advisors to prepare alternatives for end-of-year events. We will keep you informed as these plans develop.

    Thank you for your support and stay Sayville Strong.”

Changes to the Budget Vote Process

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Parent Resources

Postponements & Cancellations

  • The New York State Department of Education released additional details related to the cancellation of Regents Exams. This new information indicates that students who are currently enrolled in courses culminating in a Regents exam will be exempt from taking the Regents exam as long as the student passes the course for the year. Additional details regarding the cancellation of Regents exams, including the full announcement by State Ed can be found here: http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-regents-grad-req-faq.pdf 

    The New York State Education Department announced the suspension of all 2020 Grade 3-8 State Assessments for the remainder of this school year. This includes the 3-8 ELA Assessments, 3-8 Math Assessments and Grade 4 & 8 Science Performance.

     

    AP Exam Information: For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Here is a link to the College Board message: AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus

     

    Since Monday, March 16, 2020, as per the Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's and Governor Andrew Cuomo's directives, Sayville Public Schools is closed and all before- and after school activities are cancelled. This information will be updated frequently, so continue to check back.

     

    To see the latest College Board Updates regarding changes to the SAT exams, click on This March 17th Announcement. 

     

     

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  • Click HERE for the links to the U.S. 2020 Census. We're counting on you! 

    Click here for updated information concerning the CORONAVIRUS.

    Suffolk County's drive-through test sites (Jones Beach and Stony Brook University) for COVID-19 require an appointment, as not everyone is eligible. To request an appointment, call 1 888 364-3065.

    Suffolk County Executive Bellone says residents can text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 for the latest updates on the outbreak. 

     

     

Simple Steps
  • Click here to see an excerpt from Mary Poppins Jr at Sayville Middle School. 

School Budget Hearing Info

  • You are invited to attend via a Zoom teleconference 

    The Sayville Public Schools Budget Hearing 2020Sayville Logo

    Scheduled for June 2, 2020 at 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    It is anticipated that at 7 PM, the Board will immediately recess into executive session and will return to public session at approximately 7:30 p.m. for audio streaming.


     To register to attend this meeting please go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pc8jfKXERniORulUrQltJw

     *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the teleconference.


    This teleconference is compatible with the latest versions of Windows 7 through 10, all versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Android, IPhone, and all school-issued Chromebooks. 

    Questions are welcome.  If during the meeting, you wish to ask a question, please email: BOEpublicsession@sayvilleschools.org  Every effort will be made to answer your questions during the workshop.  Also, the District will respond to any emailed question received after the Budget Workshop.

     

Message from Sayville Assistant Superintendent For Business John J. Belmonte

  • SAYVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    May 5, 2020

    MESSAGE FROM THE SAYVILLE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR BUSINESS

    On the 2020-21 Annual Budget Vote

    On Friday, May 1, 2020 Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.26 which sets June 9, 2020 as the date for school districts to hold their annual Budget Vote and School Board Election. This Executive Order suspends many traditional budget provisions and directs that the Budget Vote and Election be conducted by absentee ballot. The Order has established modified timelines and procedures for conducting our 2020-21 Budget Vote and Election through an absentee process, without in-person voting, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The following are some of the significant highlights of the new 2020-21 budget process:  

    * Location

    The Executive Order directs that the Budget Vote and Election be conducted by an absentee-ballot process in lieu of in-person voting. Specifically, the Executive Order states that “qualified voters shall vote … only by absentee ballot….” Thus, there will be no voting at the polls for this year’s annual Budget Vote and Election due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus and potential for spread through personal interaction.

    * Absentee Ballot & Election Process

    The Executive Order permits all qualified voters to vote by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency and directs that absentee ballots are “to be provided to all qualified voters by each school district” by Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Pursuant to Education Law §2012, a person is considered to be a “qualified voter” if the person is: 1) a citizen of the United States; 2) at least 18 years of age; 3) a resident of the district for a period of 30 days preceding the election; and 4) not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of Section 5-106 of the Election Law (e.g., a person who had been adjudged to be mentally incompetent).

    The Executive Order further requires “every eligible voter be sent an absentee ballot with a postage paid return envelope.”

    All absentee ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020 in order to be counted.

    For all questions on Voter Registration, Please call Ms. Julie Vaccaro, District Clerk, at 631-244-6510.

    Nominating Petitions for School Board Elections

    The Executive Order modifies the provisions in the Education Law regarding nominating petitions “to the extent necessary to eliminate any minimum threshold of signatures required provided, however, an individual must meet any other requirements necessary to be placed on the ballot, including any applicable residence and age requirements.” The Executive Order does not dispense with the usual requirement for the filing of a petition containing the name and residence of the candidate, and as applicable, describing the specific vacancy for which the candidate is nominated.

    Our legal counsel interpreted the Executive Order to require that any candidate for the School Board must submit a petition for office, which contains the above-described information, but the petition need not contain any minimum number of signatures (usually at least 25 qualified voters or 2% of the number of those who voted in the last annual election). To the extent any candidate may have already collected signatures on a nominating petition; nothing in the Executive Order would appear to preclude the submission of those signatures.

    Thus, in all cases, petitions by School Board candidates are due this year at least 30 days prior to the election or by May 11, 2020.

    No changes are made to the time and place for submission, i.e., petitions must be filed with the District Clerk by the deadline (5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2020). While the Executive Order does not speak to how the petitions may be collected by the District Clerk—to eliminate personal interaction—it may be reasonable for the District Clerk to accept petitions by email in addition to mail, and/or to use means such as a secure drop box for the receipt of nominating petitions.

    Finally, various provisions of the Education Law are modified to require that the candidates be listed on the ballot alphabetically.

    Notice and Time Periods

    The Executive Order makes several adjustments to the usual notice and time periods to accommodate the abbreviated election schedule and modified voting procedures for this year’s election. Specifically, it only requires two publications (instead of the usual four) and states that the first publication must be no later than 28 days before the election (i.e., May 12, 2020).

    Other Key Dates to Remember

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Final Budget Document and Required Disclosures available on District Website.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020: Budget Information Meeting to be held remotely (additional information will be provided at a later date).

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020: Mailing of School Budget Notice to all Qualified Voters.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020: 2020-21 Annual Budget Vote and Election. 

    This is certainly a very different process than we have ever experienced before. However, under these extraordinary circumstances, it is probably the best solution to promote the health and safety of all the stakeholders in our community.

    As additional information may become available, we will keep you appraised. Please feel free to contact me, by email at jbelmonte@sayvilleschools.org, with any related questions or concerns.

    Stay safe.

    Sincerely,

    John Belmonte   

    Assistant Superintendent for Business


    Para la versión en español de esta letra, haga clic en el enlace del sitio web y desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página. https://www.sayvilleschools.org/Page/18745

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