The IMS Connection

Volume 16, Issue 8: APRIL 2020

IMS From our Family to Yours
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Greetings from Islip Middle school,


While this newsletter finds you at home, we want to remind you that the Islip Middle School teaching and learning community is here for you. Although this current situation is surreal by all accounts, our team is united in sharing positive thoughts and extending well wishes. As this virus continues to spread, our main focus is on the health and safety of the children, families, community and greater Islip Team.


Our Islip Middle School Teaching and Learning community wanted to share positive thoughts with you. I hope you enjoy this uplifting video created by our very own Mr. Cohen.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, no matter what the need.


Extending you healthy wishes,



Dr. Martin

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Greetings Islip Middle School,


While this newsletter finds us all in a very different world than we were just a mere three weeks ago the Islip community is strong, and I have no doubt will remain united.


Normally, in this newsletter I would talk about the successful completion of the NYS ELA exam and the preparations for our NYS Math exam; as we know, NYS has suspended all of the grades 3-8 state exams. Moving forward, all school districts are awaiting guidance from NYS on Regents exams and end of year testing. As we wait for guidance you will note that our included newsletter calendars remain intact. This is being done to preserve the schedule for our return to school. Not knowing when this may be, calendar events will be moved/ adjusted based on event importance and or adherence to state guidelines. Amidst all of the chaos, please know we are here to support your children in any way we can.


On a closing note, I would like to thank all of the essential workers who are selflessly and tirelessly working to get us through this global pandemic, for that we are forever grateful.


Remember…Family above all else!


Health and well wishes,


Mr. Cohen

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Please re-check the district calendar prior to an event to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.


6-10 Spring Recess - School Closed

14 Budget Workshop/BOE Meeting, 7:30* p.m., MS Auditorium & Library

15 Marking Period Ends

16 EXCEL Fundraiser, Chili's of Bay Shore, 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

17 Purple & Gold Dinner, @ Captain Bill's. 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

21 Budget Workshop/BOE Meeting, 7:30* p.m., MS Auditorium & Library

22 SEPTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m., HS Community Room

23 Report Cards Posted to Portal

27 IAMP Meeting 7:30 p.m., HS Faculty Room

28 IDEA Coalition Task Force, 6:30 p.m., HS Community Room


*Unless otherwise noted, all Board of Education meetings will begin with an Executive Session at 6:45 PM. The public business meeting portion will begin at approximately 7:30 PM.

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Please re-check the district calendar prior to an event to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

2 EXCEL's Islip Night with the LI Ducks, 6:35 p.m., Bethpage Ballpark

4 6th Grade Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m., MS Auditorium

5 Public Hearing on Budget, 7:30 p.m.; followed by BOE Meeting, MS

6 SEPTA Awards Night, 6:00 p.m., HS Auditorium

11 All District PTA Mtg., 7:00 p.m., & Meet the Candidates, 8:00 p.m., MS Library

11 Superintendent's Budget Presentation 7:30 p.m., MS Library

12 7th & 8th Grade Spring concert, 7:00 p.m., MS Auditorium

13 5th to 6th Grade Orientation, 7:00 p.m., MS

14 3rd qtr. Progress Period Ends

18 National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7:00 p.m., MS Auditorium

19 Annual Budget Vote & Board Election 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., HS Gym

19 Festival of the Arts, 7:00 p.m., HS

19 BOE Meeting, 9:30 p.m., *HS Community Room

25 Memorial Day - District Closed

27 3rd qtr. Progress Reports Posted to Portal

27 Memorial Day, School Closed


*Unless otherwise noted, all Board of Education meetings will begin with an Executive Session at 6:45 PM. The public business meeting portion will begin at approximately 7:30 PM.

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IMS Student Government Reads to WING Students!

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