Dear EI Parents/Guardians/Students:

Due to the extensive roofing project taking place at the high school and middle school, we will not be hosting summer school this summer. At this time, I would like to appeal to all our students to make a concerted effort to do their school work to the best of their ability. In my 33 years of education, I have never seen a child fail a class who did not do the following:
✓ Come to class every day prepared to work.
✓ Give their best effort every day in class.
✓ Complete all assignments to the best of their ability.
✓ If they missed class, they are consciousness and make up the missed work.
✓ When grades are not passing grades, they seek out their teachers, go to extra help and have a conversation with their teachers on what they need to do to be successful in class.

I am appealing to all students to simply treat their classes the way we want them to treat their jobs when they go out into the world: to be on time, be prepared, give their best effort and when things are not going well to look in the mirror and seek advice so they can succeed.

The previous statement applies to local course work. Passing the New York State Regents Examinations is not an option and may present other hurdles. A child who passes classes and not the Regents Examinations will be given support, so they can take the regents in August and be successful.

My hope for every East Islip student is to be successful from September to June and be free to enjoy the beautiful summers that Long Island provides. If we all work together and encourage our young people, we could eliminate the need for summer school and those resources could be used in other areas.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

John V. Dolan
Superintendent of Schools