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Coronavirus

FARMINGVILLE, NY — Two schools in Farmingville reported a combined 12 new COVID-19 infections during a single day. Sachem High School East had eight positives — five students and three teachers/staff — and Lynwood Avenue Elementary School experienced four cases, three of them among students. Meanwhile, in neighboring Holtsville, two students tested positive at Sagamore Middle School. Read more from OnSachem News.

Sachem Schools

HOLTSVILLE, NY — Sachem Central School District has appointed Dr. Brenda Almendarez-DeBello as principal of Tamarac Elementary School in Holtsville. Almendarez-DeBello was named principal during the Jan. 6 meeting of the Board of Education. She previously joined Tamarac as interim principal after most recently serving as an assistant principal at Sachem High School East in Farmingville since 2017. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sachem Central School District is approaching the 400-mark. Sachem Schools had 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Jan. 8, according to the latest data New York state and school officials released Saturday, Jan. 9. The greatest number of new positives were reported for Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma. Read more from OnSachem News.

Getting a good return on investment is important to many, especially in an economic downturn. Education is no exception—in fact, given rampant student loan debt, it may be more important for that particular investment. Stacker compiled a list of the community colleges with the best return on investment using a study by Anthony P. Carnevale, Ban Cheah, and Martin Van Der Werf at Georgetown University. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Central School District had 27 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 7, according to the latest data New York state and school officials released Friday, Jan. 8. Among Sachem's 15 schools, the most new positives were reported for Hiawatha Elementary School in Lake Ronkonkoma with seven cases. Meanwhile, several sports returned this week for high school students. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Central School District had seven new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 5, according to the latest data New York state and school officials released Wednesday, Jan. 6. Meanwhile, the district superintendent told OnSachem News the first week back from holiday break with distance-learning only for grades 6-12 is going "smoothly." Read more from OnSachem News.

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Sachem Schools

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Beyond the school closings, rush to online remote learning, and COVID-19 positives, there were many other stories about our school community. OnSachem News brought you the successes and milestones — and tributes to those lost — in our schools throughout 2020. Here's a look back at the past 12 months in Sachem Schools as we ring in 2021. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Central School District had 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 between Saturday, Dec. 19, and Monday, Dec. 21, according to the latest data New York state and school officials released Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma had the most new cases, reporting six additional positives among students. Read more from OnSachem News.