Questions & Answers

  • Are there steps I can take to help my child be more successful on remote learning?

    Posted by: posted 4/22/2020

     Please click on the links below for information to help with the remote learning process:

    7 Tips for Parents to help Students with Remote Learning (English)

    7 Tips for Parents to help Students with Remote Learning (Spanish)

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  • Is there an alternative process for Working Papers?

    Posted by: posted 5/5/2020

    During the continuing closures for COVID-19, NYSED is still requiring districts to issue Working Papers for students. Please complete the following form to schedule an appointment. 

    Working Paper Appointment Scheduler

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  • Can I still register my child for kindergarten and/or UPK during the school closure?

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    Our Registration Department is closed during this time. Kindergarten registration and Universal Pre-K will resume when the district reopens. If your child is eligible for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the Kindergarten Registration Survey so that we may contact you once the district reopens. Please complete the survey as soon as possible. New dates will be established and the community will be notified. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to keep you informed throughout this situation. Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we work together in the best interest and well-being of our entire Patchogue-Medford Community

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  • Next steps for our Distance Learning Plan

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    The letters listed below and on our letters page will provide next steps on our Distance Learning Plan.  Please carefully review the document.  Should you have any questions, please contact your building leadership or the Technology Department, depending on the question.  As always, the Assistant Superintendents and Dr. Jones are also available to respond to your questions.

    English Letter | Spanish Letter

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  • Questions related to 504 and IEP meetings

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    If you have a child with special needs that currently has a 504 or IEP we understand that you may have questions regarding their upcoming meetings. At this time, all CSE, CPSE and 504 meetings are suspended until April 13, 2020. If you have an upcoming meeting that is scheduled and should school continue to be closed, these will be held via the Zoom application (video/audio teleconferencing software). Team members will participate remotely. Your invitation will consist of a phone number to call or a URL link to connect using your computer or other personal device. Our special education clerical staff members will be communicating contact information to parents/guardians. Once your child’s meeting is scheduled, please email your child's teacher of record if you have questions regarding the meetings.

    If your child was scheduled for an upcoming evaluation, we will resume face-to-face evaluation once the schools can reopen. At this time, for the safety of our students and staff, we are not conducting any face-to-face evaluations. If the evaluation can be conducted virtually and we receive parental consent for this, we will complete the evaluation in that manner.

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  • How long is the School District closed for?

    Posted by: updated 5/1/2020

    By order of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, all schools in New York State, including the Patchogue-Medford School District, are closed through June 26, 2020.

    A decision on Summer School will be made before the end of May. We will keep you posted.

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  • Completing secondary work packets

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    Student work packets have now been posted to the district website organized by grade level for K-8 and departmentally for grades 9-12. PDF work packets can be typed over and written over on all devices. The District has created a document explaining how this is possible, and it will be posted as a resource on the work packets page by the close of business today. For households that are concerned about data usage, Altice has offered 60 days of free WIFI for new customers. The link to this offer is available on the school website.  As another option, secondary students can view the assignments online and use a notebook to record their work.  They can label each assignment in their notebook.  The goal is to keep all students engaged in learning as we further prepare for distance learning.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

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  • Why are the playgrounds and fields closed?

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    Per the Governor’s Executive Order, our playgrounds and fields are closed for safety measures until further notice.  Therefore, no students or adults should be gathering on our playgrounds or fields.

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  • How can we support the social and emotional needs and development of our students at home

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    Our team has put together a list of informational resources, articles, and guides to support you and your family’s social/emotional needs during this difficult time. Our goal is to continue updating this list as we come across relevant content. English List | Spanish List

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  • Will meals be provided for children during the closure?

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    Beginning March 18th Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to any parent who picks up a meal during the serving hours. Additional information can be found here (English and Spanish).

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  • Has the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year changed?

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    The Board has adopted a revised District Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The updated calendar can be found here

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