Dear East Islip Middle School Parents and Guardians:

Please be advised that today, Oct. 11, all staff and students evacuated East Islip Middle School due to an odor we believe to be associated with gas cooktops and ovens in our family and consumer science classrooms.

Upon evacuation, some students reported to the ECC while others reported to the high school. The Islip Terrace Fire Department and Suffolk County Police Department responded, addressed the concern and confirmed that the building was safe to enter. They also made recommendations that are being addressed this afternoon. The rooms remained unoccupied for the rest of the day. While this may have caused a slight inconvenience in our day, all students and teachers reported back to classes and are finishing the day on a revised bell schedule.

I would like to commend the staff and students for their patience and cooperation during this evacuation.  

Thank you.

Mark Bernard