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Freeport Public Schools Reopening Plan

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July 31, 2020

Dear Freeport Families,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the long, warm days of Summer. Since last March, the COVID-19 pandemic stretched our community, families and our schools to the limits. Yet, we remained Freeport Strong and finished the year with virtual celebrations of the hard work put forth by all. We have been planning for the reopening of our schools for the 2020-2021 school year as we awaited the guidelines of the New York State Education Department (NYSED). These guidelines, released finally on July 16, 2020, along with the guidelines of the Department of Health (DOH) have been instrumental in our planning for health, safety and instruction. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff guides our Reopening Plan. Our Reopening Plan contains detailed information on Health and Safety, Facilities, Nutrition, Transportation, Social Emotional Well-being, School Schedules, Budget & Fiscal, Attendance & Chronic Absenteeism, Teaching & Learning, and Staffing & Human Resources. The plan will be submitted as required to NYSED and available on our district website upon submission today. As you may know, the Governor will make a decision regarding the reopening of schools between August 1 and August 7, 2020.

Attached below please find our Reopening Plan along with a parent letter and guidance documents.


Remote Board of Education Planning/Action Meeting July 29th at 6:30 PM

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Board of Education Meeting Wednesday, July 29 6:30 PM REMOTE

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Summer 2020 Virtual Arts Program – Jump In

District Welcomes Assistant Superintendent of Business

The district is pleased to announce that Salvatore Carambia was appointed assistant superintendent for business during the May virtual Board of Education meeting. His official start date is July 27, 2020.

Mr. Carambia served as the chief school business official for more than two decades in various school districts. He comes to Freeport after serving in several positions within the North Babylon School District. While there, he was assistant superintendent for business in 2008 and then served as deputy superintendent of schools in 2015. During that same year, Mr. Carambia served as interim superintendent of schools for a six-month period, while the school district conducted a search for a new superintendent of schools.

Prior to his time at North Babylon, Mr. Carambia served as the assistant superintendent of finance for the Island Trees School District and Hicksville School District. He also worked as the administrator for finance for the Kings Park Central School District and as the assistant to personnel at Cold Spring Harbor Central School District. Before taking his career path into the field of education, he worked for Citi Bank for more than 18 years. Before leaving Citi Bank, he was the vice president of Capital Markets.

Mr. Carambia earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Adelphi University and his Master of Science in education from C.W. Post. He holds NYS Certifications as a school district administrator and as a school business administrator.

He will be working in the district prior to his official start date to ensure a smooth transition as Freeport Public Schools continues its preparation for another successful school year in 2020-2021.