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When news broke on Monday night that a State Supreme Court judge in Nassau County had ruled Governor Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate unconstitutional, many parents immediately wondered how that would affect their school-age children. Oceanside Superintendent of Schools Dr. Phyllis Harrington sent a letter to district parents and staff on Monday night that the district will go mask optional for now. more
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and Space & Science Journalist Meredith Garofalo of News 12 met with third-grade students at School #2 last Thursday to talk about how meteorologists formulate their weather forecasts. The students are currently studying water and weather in science, learning about the tools used to measure weather, different types of clouds, and severe weather phenomena. Third-grade teacher Kaitlyn Vidafar arranged the video conference through a mutual contact, with all third-grade classes participating. more
Oceanside High School held its first college signing ceremony of the year on January 13. Six students who play soccer and lacrosse signed letters from colleges accepting the officers of admission along with the opportunity to continue in their respective sports. more
Oceansiders know what it’s like to suffer through a natural disaster during the holidays. In the wake of the devastating tornados that scarred parts of the Midwest and South on Dec. 10, one young Oceanside resident, Christian Hubert Jr., decided to help children who might be in the same position he was nine years ago when Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island. more
Students at Lincoln Orens Middle School in Island Park attended an informative assembly as the No Place for Hate pledge was presented and explained. Some of the topics discussed included bullying, the rules of etiquette and several others. more
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