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Coronavirus and Sachem Schools

FARMINGVILLE, NY AND HOLTSVILLE, NY — A staff member in Sachem Schools has tested positive for COVID-19 and traveled between three school buildings recently, the district announced Friday. The affected staffer briefly went inside Lynwood, Sagamore and Waverly schools. This is the second COVID-19 positive case in Sachem since schools reopened on Sept. 9. Read more

Coronavirus and Town of Brookhaven

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Attention Sachem parents! With the COVID-19 pandemic posing new challenges as students return to school, the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau will lead a new program called "Straight Outta Quaran-Teen” for students from 12 to 16 years old. Registration is underway. Read more

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Coronavirus and Sachem Schools

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Four more states have been added to New York's self-quarantine mandate for travelers, bringing the total to 33 states and territories. Meanwhile, Sachem students won't be allowed to enter a school building if they were recently in a quarantine area. Read more

Sachem Schools and Pat-Med Schools

HOLBROOK, NY AND LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Salvatore Nicosia of Holbrook was a giant in Sachem, known for his love of the community, devotion to the area’s students, and work to involve young people in civic engagement. He died on Sept. 2 at the age of 92, several months shy of his 93rd birthday in December. Read more

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Coronavirus and Sachem Schools

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Today, the Sachem Central School District said it already held the state-required number of community meetings about the COVID-19 pandemic "Re-Entry Plans" for September. However, the district announced today it will add one more meeting for a date yet to be scheduled. Read more

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Coronavirus and Sachem Schools

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Will there be additional community meetings in the Sachem Central School District regarding its COVID-19 pandemic reopening plans for September? OnSachem reached out to Sachem Schools about the district's intentions to hold the additional sessions, at least two more of which are required according to the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's directive.  Read more

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Schools will have a new superintendent for the start of the school year. Christopher Pellettieri will join the district as the new superintendent effective Sept. 1 from Rockville Centre Union Free School District. Read more

Coronavirus and Sachem Schools

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The Sachem Central School District found itself on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s list for not having submitted a plan to the state to resume in-person learning next month. This is despite Sachem Schools submitting a re-entry plan on July 31. Read more

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that every school district across New York State can reopen for the new academic year, thanks to the state’s current low infection rate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before a school district reopens, it must have a plan approved by the state. Locally, Sachem Central School District's plan is with the state for review. Read more

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WASHINGTON — Tennessee will provide grants to parents to pay for tutoring for young children. Rhode Island will expand its online courses for elementary and high school students. New York will train nearly 200,000 teachers on conducting remote instruction. That’s how some of the 11 winning states plan to use their portion of $180 million in federal education department grants. Read more

FARMINGVILLE, NY, AND LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The Classes of 2020 at Sachem High School East and Sachem High School North have many outstanding students. They have worked hard to excel in all they do to achieve their dreams. Today, OnSachem is pleased to introduce readers to the valedictorians and salutatorians. Read more