Two Sag Harbor Teachers Say Goodbye To Jobs They Loved
A task force will meet on Thursday, June 9, to discuss possible scenarios for how schools in the Sag Harbor School District will re-open this fall, although Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols noted that New York’s 700 school districts are still waiting for guidance from state officials, and that there remains a lot of uncertainty about what will be possible due to COVID-19.
Younger generations of area residents are banding together to advocate for racial justice on the East End, and across the country, including recent alumni from Westhampton Beach, Southampton and Sag Harbor schools.
A downpour in the middle of the festivities didn't stop the Pierson High School Class of 2020 from commencement on Saturday evening.
Beginning in July, educators on the East End will work with the many students who struggled to grasp material during remote learning. Another complication: most instruction will continue to take place online.
The Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center earlier this month launched a GoFundMe online fundraiser to raise money for the nonprofit’s early childhood program, which may be in jeopardy because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With graduations slated for Friday and into the weekend, high schools on the East End are getting ready to say goodbye to their seniors. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, school staff have altered traditional ceremony plans, giving tenacious students the chance to walk across the stage and receive their hard-earned diplomas.
This fall, a Manhattan private school will open an East Hampton campus — a welcome development for families who fled New York City as the COVID-19 pandemic peaked and who hesitate to return.
It is with that intention that Pierson art teacher Peter Solow encouraged his high school photography students to capture day-to-day life around them, turned upside down by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and recent anti-racism protests.
In Sag Harbor, incumbents Brian DeSesa and Alex Kriegsman were re-elected to the board with former board president Sandi Kruel earning the third seat on the board. Newcomers Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel were unsuccessful in their bids for school board.
In the Bridgehampton School District, the budget passed by a wide margin, 262-102, with incumbents Kathleen McCleland and Markanthony Verzosa earning re-election to the Bridgehampton School Board of Education.
With an announcement that prompted both celebration and consternation, Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday decided graduation ceremonies may be held outdoors. The caveat? No more than 150 people may attend the socially-distanced events.
The Sag Harbor School District released a statement Friday on the death of George Floyd and racial inequality in general in the United States.
Sag Harbor School District officials are weighing two options for graduation ceremonies in late June, with the ultimate plan largely dependent on whether the state will allow schools to host large gatherings, Superintendent Jeff Nichols said on Tuesday.
The Pierson PTSA sponsored a Zoom Meet the Candidates debate on Tuesday, June 2, between the five candidates running for three seats on the Sag Harbor School Board of Education — Brian DeSesa, Alex Kriegsman, Sandi Kruel, Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel.