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The Copiague Public School District is
continuously developing and implementing new ways of strengthening the
four phases of our Emergency Management Plan in order to provide both
students and staff with the safest school environment possible. We
employ strict hiring practices, data analysis, emergency drills,
environmental design, community relations, comprehensive staff training,
high-tech access control, communications, surveillance, and pursue
grant opportunities to achieve this goal. We competed for and won a
$100,000 Readiness in Emergency Management for Schools Grant by the U.S.
Department of Education. The goal of this grant was for the school to
achieve NIMS (National Incident Management System) compliancy and to
strengthen the prevention/ mitigation and preparedness section of our
Emergency Management Plan. Some of these funds were used to purchase
safety and security equipment and supplies for the school and to provide
training for key members of our staff. One of the high-tech systems
implemented as part of this grant is a Visitor Management System for
each school. Please click on the link below for further information
regarding this system.
Copiague School Safety and Security Mission Statement (PDF)
School Safety Action Plan 2018-19 (PDF)
School Safety Accomplished in 2016-2017 (PDF)
Safety Tips for Parents (PDF)
Click here for more information (English)
Click here for more information (Spanish)
Sex offender information can be accessed by clicking the Parent
Resources link on the District’s website, or by going directly to www.parentsformeganslaw.org. The District’s internal practices, implemented to ensure the safety of students and staff, will continue.
Residents who do not have Internet access may utilize computer
facilities at the Copiague Public Library or may send a letter to the
District Clerk requesting paper copies of the sex offender notices. In
addition, notices will still be available for pick up at the District’s
Central Office located at 2650 Great Neck Road.
The following procedures will be utilized to deal with any emergency or
weather-related condition. Any change in school hours will be broadcast
on our automated telephone communications system and via email if you
are registered. Also, you may check the District website for any
When the weather is such that conditions deteriorate throughout the morning, the Copiague schools may dismiss as follows:
This schedule will allow the earlier bus runs additional time for the
completion of their routes and will ensure that elementary dismissals
will not be delayed. The plan will enable elementary students to arrive
at home as close to their regularly scheduled time as possible.
The District will notify radio and television stations of the change in schedule, as well as any evening cancellations.
In the event that it becomes necessary to close the schools because of
inclement weather or an emergency situation, a districtwide automated
telephone call will be made to all parents and staff. In addition, the
following radio and television stations and website will broadcast the
closing of our schools.
Delayed opening operational procedures:
16-17 Lead Sampling Survey
16-17 Lead Testing Full Report
Letter to Parents
Letter to Staff