Packed full of school supplies for the students of Copiague School District, United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus pulled up to the district’s administrative offices on Sept. 11.
Copiague School District administrators and members of the Copiague Middle School Builders Club, the junior version of the Key Club, were on hand to help unload the boxes when Educational Bus Transportation arrived. During the next week, the Builders Club, along with adviser Maria Ostrofsky, will help unpack and sort the boxes to be delivered to the different schools.
Now in its 11th year, the campaign, which gets support from donations across Long Island and corporate partnerships, helps students kickoff the school year with all the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. More than 75 boxes were filled with supplies including backpacks, pens and pencils, notebooks, lunch boxes, rulers, scissors, glue and more.
Copiague School District ushered in the start of
the 2019-2020 school year on Sept. 4. With their backpacks filled to the
brim, students spent the first day getting acquainted with their new
teachers, rooms and classmates. Sixth and ninth graders tried out their
lockers and schedules as they navigated their new respective buildings.
Check out some photos from opening day…
Copiague School District has appointed Francis Salazar as assistant principal at Copiague Middle School, effective Aug. 26. He replaces Michael Ferretti, who was recently named the district’s director of school climate.
Mr. Salazar has been working in the Copiague School District since 2006, starting as a special education teacher at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. From 2012-2015, he worked as a summer school administrator and has served as the summer school principal since 2017. Most recently, Mr. Salazar was the district’s social studies department chairperson. He has been the varsity girls bowling coach since 2013 and previously worked as an assistant varsity football coach.
Mr. Salazar holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta and a master’s degree in special education and social studies from Manhattanville College. He also has a certification in school building leader from the College of Saint Rose.