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Reopening Survey

Reopening Survey (English)

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Thanksgiving Message From the Superintendent

Thanksgiving Message From the Superintendent (English)

Thanksgiving Message From the Superintendent (Español)

West Supports Mustaches for Kids

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West School raised approximately $850 in donations that will go to Memorial Sloan Kettering Kids’ Mustaches for Kids Long Island Chapter. Board of Education Member Sam Pinto is a participant in the program, and the contributions from West families will go toward his fundraising efforts to help MSK Kids provide treatment and research of childhood cancer. Many students decorated their face masks with mustache cutouts and illustrations to help promote the endeavor.

Message From the Superintendent Nov. 17, 2020

Good Evening Parents,

I just wanted to keep you up-to-date. We have had several  reports of positive COVID cases this week: at West, Lido, the High School, and Lindell.  With the exception of Lindell, we have notified nearly all of the affected students and staff who may need to quarantine. Today's Lindell case came in very late in the afternoon, and we need time tomorrow for the Department of Health to conduct contact tracing. Lindell, therefore, will shift to remote learning tomorrow.  The process of contact tracing is very thorough and time-consuming, so often late notices will unfortunately trigger a closing for a day. We expect Lindell to open again on Thursday.

This is the same scenario that is being replayed in schools across the County. Superintendents are notified by Nassau BOCES of all school closings each morning, and there have been between six and eight steadily each day. 

With good news this week about potential vaccines, I am sure that you felt as I did---there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Maybe the spring will bring a return to more normal times. In the meantime, we continue to do everything we can to keep our students in school as much as is safely possible. As always, we appreciate your cooperation in following mask and social distancing rules, in reporting positive cases to us as soon as possible, and in keeping your children home if they are ill or if someone else in your home has tested positive.

I know these times are hard, but I also know that by working together as a Long Beach community, we can get through these difficult months and look forward to spring!

Dr. Jennifer Gallagher
Superintendent of Schools
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Buenas noches, padres,

Solo quería mantenerte al día. Hemos tenido varios informes de casos positivos de COVID esta semana: en West, Lido, High School y Lindell. Con la excepción de Lindell, hemos notificado a casi todos los estudiantes y el personal afectados que pueden necesitar una cuarentena. El caso Lindell de hoy llegó muy tarde en la tarde, y mañana necesitamos tiempo para que el Departamento de Salud realice el rastreo de contactos. Lindell, por lo tanto, cambiará mañana al aprendizaje remoto. El proceso de rastreo de contactos es muy completo y requiere mucho tiempo, por lo que, a menudo, los avisos tardíos desafortunadamente desencadenarán un cierre por un día. Esperamos que Lindell vuelva a abrir el jueves.
Este es el mismo escenario que se está repitiendo en las escuelas de todo el condado. Nassau BOCES notifica a los superintendentes de todos los cierres de escuelas cada mañana, y ha habido entre seis y ocho de manera constante cada día.

Con buenas noticias esta semana sobre posibles vacunas, estoy seguro de que se sintió como yo: hay una luz al final de este túnel. Quizás la primavera traiga un regreso a tiempos más normales. Mientras tanto, continuamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantener a nuestros estudiantes en la escuela tanto como sea posible de manera segura. Como siempre, agradecemos su cooperación para seguir las reglas de la máscara y el distanciamiento social, informarnos los casos positivos lo antes posible y mantener a sus hijos en casa si están enfermos o si alguien más en su hogar ha dado positivo.

Sé que estos tiempos son difíciles, pero también sé que al trabajar juntos como una comunidad de Long Beach, ¡podemos superar estos meses difíciles y esperar la primavera!

Dra. Jennifer Gallagher
Superintendente de escuelas
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