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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday an estimated $2.2 billion in federal food assistance for children in New York State that were unable to access free school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020-21 school year. Locally in the Sachem Central School District, grades 6-12 had hybrid learning between September and March or April, several schools had temporary full-time remote-only learning, students with confirmed or expected virus exposure were quarantined at home, and families opted to have remote-only learning all year. Read more from OnSachem News.

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Students in the Sachem Central School District had a single day to go mask-less if they wanted. Less than 24 hours after the district’s Board of Education held an emergency meeting on Sunday evening and voted to make facemasks optional as of on Monday, the students will once again be wearing their masks on Tuesday. Read more from OnSachem News.

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Schools recognized four outstanding students who were named valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2021. Mackenzie Szlosek and Jayden Reilly are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Sachem High School East. Over at Sachem High School North, Erika Sneider and Hannah Saglimbeni are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Read more from OnSachem News.

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FARMINGVILLE, NY — Sachem Central School District reported 65 additional COVID-19 infections over the latest 10-day reporting period between April 7 and 16. Across the district's 10 school buildings, 41% of the new positives came from just one school — Sachem High School East in Farmingville. Meanwhile, Sachem's superintendent said the district must quarantine a greater number of middle and high school students for any positive case. Read more from OnSachem News.

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HOLBROOK, NY — Over three days last week, Sachem Schools reported another 37 COVID-19 infections affecting students, teachers, and staff. Seneca Middle School in Holbrook and Sachem High School East in Farmingville each had nine new positives, which were the most among the district's 15 schools. Meanwhile, grades 8 and 11 will return five days a week beginning Monday. Read more from OnSachem News.

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HOLBROOK, NY — Sachem Schools experienced 56 COVID-19  infections between March 9 and 16. Among the district’s 10 elementary schools, Grundy Avenue Elementary School in Holbrook had the most positives, reporting six cases affecting students. Meanwhile, late Wednesday, the district announced sixth-graders at Seneca Middle School, also in Holbrook, will go back to remote learning for one day only on Thursday. Read more from OnSachem News.