On Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, the East Islip Board of Education approved an amendment to the school calendar for the 2011-2012 school year. As a result, schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Since New Year’s Day is a legal holiday and falls on Sunday, January 1, the East Islip School District is obligated to observe the holiday on the following day. Therefore, schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Please mark your calendars accordingly.