Dear Residents

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The Board of Education of the Shoreham-Wading River School district would like to acknowledge the unprecedented “Above and Beyond” that occurred over the past two weeks.  District personnel, from top to bottom, threw away their personal time to ensure that the Briarcliff situation was thoroughly investigated while planning alternative means to ensure that our youngest treasures lost little instructional time and gained an incredible experience. All the while their concern was threefold – the children whose learning environment was impacted, the parents of those treasures - making sure that with each step they took in this process that they did their utmost to ensure the children would be safe and continue to be educated despite the necessary “change of scenery”, and that everything possible was done to ensure their school would be a safe and nurturing environment upon their return.
           
We congratulate all those involved, their depth of concern for the displaced children and staff, ensuring a great experience for all in strange environments, is to be celebrated.  That all this could be accomplished within 10 days is almost unbelievable and a testament to the dedicated staff we have in our district.  It is amazing, we have a staff that not just do their job, but seek answers to what they encounter day to day.  From Corrie Ames, who asked “why did these ceiling tiles fall”, to our Facilities people, our District administration, the elementary principals, and the teachers and staff of all our elementary building who worked to make sure the kids were safe and educated and nurtured, we say “Thank you”.   We also wish to offer our thanks to all involved with the work done at Briarcliff School, finishing their work quickly and correctly, allowing the State Education Department to reissue the Certificate of Occupancy for this week.

We urge all in our community to join in saying “Thank you” for a job well done.