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APRIL 10, 2021--Boys Varsity Volleyball vs. Long Beach @ 10:00 AM

APRIL 10, 2021--Girls JV Volleyball vs. Syosset @ 12:00 PM

2021 Summer Driver's Education Program

2021 Summer Driver's Education Program: You must be 16 years of age and have a Learner's Permit to register. The cost for the program is $238. Classes begin in person on Thursday, July 1st and classes end Thursday, July 29th for 16 days total. *No school Monday, July, 5th 2021. No classes will be held on Fridays.

Due to COVID 19 regulations, only the lecture as well as videos for the 18 observation hours provided by East Meadow Driving School will be offered. This program is in compliance with all DMV regulations. The DTSE (Driver Traffic and Safety Education course) has notified us that the 6 hours of in vehicle instruction may be completed under the supervision of a parent/guardian holding a valid New York State Driver’s License. This translates to 6 hours behind the wheel. You may also contract on your own with a driving school.

Click here for Registration form for the Summer 2021 Drivers' Education Program.

Registration is first come, first serve.

BOE Public Meeting Notice - Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 8:00 PM

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Live Link - Will be available prior to event

THE FARMINGDALE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD ITS REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC INPUT FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL BUDGET AT 6:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT UPON A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE TOTAL MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD, A MOTION TO MEET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING SPECIFIC PERSONNEL ITEMS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH OPEN MEETINGS LAW, WILL BE CONSIDERED. AT 8:00 P.M. THE MEETING WILL RECONVENE IN PUBLIC SESSION.

PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.1 DATED MARCH 12, 2020 AND SUBSEQUENT ORDER 202.55 DATED AUGUST 6, 2020 ISSUED BY THE HON. ANDREW M. CUOMO, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND DUE TO THE CONCERNS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY EMANATING FROM THE CURRENT COVID 19 PANDEMIC, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE AFOREMENTIONED BOARD MEETING AND INSTEAD THE MEETING WILL BE LIVE STREAMED AND RECORDED. ACCESS TO THE LIVE STREAM AND THE YOUTUBE RECORDING CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.

IN ADDITION, THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PORTION OF THE MEETING SHALL BE SUSPENDED BY BOARD RESOLUTION. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO BOE@FARMINGDALESCHOOLS.ORG AND WILL BE ADDRESSED IN A TIMELY MANNER BY THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM AND/OR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Mary E. Rogers, District Clerk
April 8, 2021

History Club Participates in Model United Nations Conference

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Ehsan Elminabawy and Ramita Chowdhury

The Model United Nations conference’s goal is simple: to garner a greater appreciation for diplomacy and its role in solving many of the world’s most pressing issues. Participating in Model UN can help students develop valuable skills such as teamwork, debating, building consensus, and the art of compromise, all of which are vital life skills that most people do not get a chance to practice very often. Twenty-four students from Farmingdale High School’s history club participated in the annual Hofstra University Model United Nations conference this year. Two of these students: Ramita Chowdhury and Ehsan Elminabawy, received honorable mention.

The Model United Nations Conference, held virtually this year, kicked off a two-day round of negotiating, drafting, discussions, and research with opening ceremonies on February 27, 2021. This year’s ceremony was a pre-recorded video watched before the start of committee session I. The closing ceremonies after the conference was completed summarized the debates and announced awards.

Ramita Chowdhury was recognized with an honorable mention for her work on the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL). SPECPOL is tasked with a wide range of political issues focused on decolonization, peacekeeping efforts, and peaceful outer space uses. This year SPECPOL members will address the following topics: Space Debris and its Danger to International Satellites and Improving and Ensuring the Safety of Atomic Energy Production.

“I represented the Republic of India on SPECPOL, where we discussed nuclear energy and space debris,” said Farmingdale High School student Ramita Chowdhury. This year, I was impressed with how well the discussion flowed and the lack of interruptions. The moderators were understanding and maintained a calm and fun mood throughout the conference.”

Ehsan Elminabawy was also recognized with an honorable mention for her work on the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC). DISEC addresses and deals with disarmament issues, challenges to global security, and threats to international peace. This year DISEC members will be addressed the following topic: The Proliferation and Possible Regulations of Private Military Contractors.

“This year, I represented Iraq in the DISEC committee; I was faced with the task of solving the conflict between Russia and Ukraine,” said Farmingdale High School student Ehsan Elminabawy. I managed to work with other countries to combat this issue, and we successfully passed three resolutions. I am excited to see what is in store for next year.”

The Farmingdale High School history club is advised by teachers James Hughes and Jennifer Theo Kupstas. Its participants include Amanda Treulich, Ramita Chowdhury, Jacquelyne Jeavons, Emily Cohen, Gina Seo, Melissa Treulich, Annabella Barbuto, Waseem Ahmad, Ehsan Elminabawy, Nadiye Pinarli, Ryan Roth, Kevin Piraino, Isabella Mountrichas, Marcin Wasiuta, Lianna Kellndorfer, Anthony Domingo, Sophia Pieri, Janese Williams, Kayla Starke, Alex Alameda, Vanessa Espinosa, Elyssa Kenney, Elvina Tso, and Sara Manandhar.

The Hofstra University Model, United Nations Conference, is a simulation that allows students to come together and discuss international affairs. High school participants hone their debate skills and network among like-minded students.

For more information about the Farmingdale Union Free School District, please visit the district’s website at https://www.farmingdaleschools.org and like our Facebook page: @FarmingdaleSchoolDistrict.

Farmingdale School District Presents Capital & Financial Plan During Special Budget Meeting

The Farmingdale School District presented its Capital and Financial plan for the 2021/22 school year to the community at the Board of Education’s second special meeting/budget workshop/public input on March 24, 2021. During the virtual meeting, Farmingdale School District Assistant to the Superintendent for Business Michael Motisi reviewed the presentation from the March 17, 2021 meeting, then highlighted a detailed explanation of capital work, smart schools bond project, and financial planning for the 2021/22 school year.

Capital work included updates on bathroom renovation projects. Phase I of the project began in the summer of 2018 and was completed. Phase II and III are currently in progress and will continue through summer 2021. Other capital work updates discussed were the Aquatic Center’s status at Howitt Middle School, a project overview of the energy performance contract II, and other facility projects district-wide. An outline of the smart schools bond project was also presented. The investment plan includes the installation of high-tech security, computer networking, WiFi upgrades, and upgrades to classroom learning technology.

The District hosts special meetings throughout March, April, and May to relay important information about the 2021/22 budget and answer the community’s questions. More information and a schedule can be found on the District’s website, http://www.farmingdaleschools.org. The next Board of Education meeting/Adopt 2021/22 Proposed Budget for Voter Approval will occur on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The District reminds residents to vote on the 2021/22 proposed budget on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the Howitt Middle School WEST gymnasium from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Farmingdale School District Budget Vote and Election Important Dates

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 BOE Meeting/Budget Workshop Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 BOE Meeting/Budget Workshop/Public Input Proposed 2021-2022 Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 BOE Regular Meeting/Adopt 2021-2022 Budget for Voter Approval Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 BOE Meeting/Adopt BOCES Admin. Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 BOE Meeting Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, 2021 Voter Registration Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Lobby 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 BOE Meeting/Public Hearing 2021-2022 Proposed Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 Last Day to Register for Budget Vote and Election 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - West Gymnasium 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Board meeting location subject to change pending executive order suspending in-person meeting requirements of the open meeting law.

By The Numbers

5,523

Students Enrolled

1,775

Honor Roll Students

1,200

Student Athletes

4,278

Student Artists

19

AP Courses Available

1475

Students in After-School Activities