Dear Connetquot Families, 

As our school community works to navigate the mandated school closure, we are currently utilizing a combination of scheduled vacation and snow closure dates towards the 180 day school year requirement.  As you know, that means if we reopen on April 1st, as currently scheduled by the Governor, school will be in session during the Spring vacation, April 6 - 10, 2020 as well as May 21, 22 and 26, 2020, however, this may change if the New York State Education Department, and/or the Governor change the 180 day minimum requirement.  We will work to keep you informed of the changes in regulation and other guidance from NYSED as the situation evolves.

While we work with our teachers to determine what remote instruction would look like following this break, if the schools were to be ordered to remain closed past April 1st,  the district is reaching out to you to share a number of instructional resources to help children during this time of transition. While not obligated to use these resources, the comprehensive list include a multitude of options that are adaptable for individuals of all ages and abilities. Compiled by members of our staff, the attached list includes outlets that will provide students with engaged and authentic learning opportunities.  Please see the attached document created by our Special Education Department by clicking COVID Activities Resources (3).pdf 

Please note, some of these resources require account log in information and/or the acceptance of terms and conditions. The district does not maintain the content on these outside sites, so please use caution when clicking on outside links. If your child does not know their assigned credentials, please reach out to Interim Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Mrs. Christina Poppe for log in credentials.  (

Our Counseling Department has also provided helpful links to assist our families deal with the very turbulent and anxious times that we are experiencing as we navigate these uncharted waters.  Please access this resource by clicking Counseling Department Resources to Assist During Impact of COVID-19.docx 

I hope this information proves to be useful to you and your children during these unprecedented times. As a school community, please know that we are here to support you in any way we can and we will continue to share resources and material for educational enrichment as they become available.   Please periodically check our website for updated information as well as the current ways to access nutritional support and child care opportunities while our District is closed.

Please take all precautions to keep your family safe and well.


Dr. Lynda G. Adams

Superintendent of Schools