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csCherokee Street Elementary School

130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey



Please note there is an early dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Wednesday, December 9 – Buses depart at 11:05 am

Parent Pick-Up Line procedures remain the same as any other day. 
Parents can begin to line up in their cars at 11:05 am after the buses leave on Cherokee St. (Gr. 1-5)
and N. Ontario St. (Gr. K). 

Please make the necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of your children on the early dismissal
day and send a note to the teacher for any change in normal dismissal procedures—particularly for
any after-school childcare programs.  Please remember, students are not permitted to go home on
another child’s bus this year.


Cherokee Veteran's Day Slideshow 2020

Cherokee Student Health Assessment

Cherokee Health Screening Assessment Questionnaire

Cherokee Halloween Video

Principal's Opening Letter 2020-2021

New Parent Walker Line Dismissal Procedure 2020-2021 

Special Video Message From Our Staff to Our Students


Our Mission

The mission of the Cherokee Street

School is to bring child and community

together to create a safe and caring

learning environment where each

individual can reach his/her maximum

potential and achieve his/her personal



Belief Statement

We believe that…

Community involvement is paramount.
Learning occurs in all facets of life.
Individuals can grow into good and respectful citizens.
Maximum potential should be emphasized.
Best efforts are essential from all.

Current News

Granting Wishes Through Letter-Writing

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In December, students at Connetquot Central School District’s Cherokee Street Elementary School participated Macy’s National Believe Day for the sixth consecutive year. National Believe Day is a partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in which Macy’s donates $1 to the organization for each letter to Santa submitted, to contribute to its mission of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. This season, Cherokee students in grades kindergarten through fifth submitted close to 500 letters.

Recognizing Heroism

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Connetquot Central School District commends Cherokee Street Elementary School security guards “Mr. Dave” and “Mr. Mike,” who heroically sprang into action to perform CPR on a student’s dog who was in distress. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lynda Adams and the Connetquot Board of Education presented the men with a proclamation to recognize and thank them for their brave and noble actions.