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Reopening of Schools Plan

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To access the district's reopening of schools plan, please click the links below.

District Reopening Plan (English) (Spanish)

Grandin Named Director of Special Education

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Copiague School District has appointed Danielle Grandin as director of special education, effective July 1. She formerly served as the coordinator of elementary special education for Copiague since 2012.

“Copiague is a great place to work and learn,” Ms. Grandin said. “I am looking forward to this new position in order to promote growth, progress and development for our students and staff.”

Prior to joining the Copiague School District, Ms. Grandin worked as department chair for special education at Lindenhurst School District. She also served in various teaching-related positions including as a first grade, special education and dual language teacher.

Ms. Grandin holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Buffalo State College and a master’s degree in literacy education and special education from Dowling College. Additionally, she completed an advanced graduate certificate program in school district administration from Stony Brook University.

Celebrating Copiague’s Retirees

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During their virtual meeting on June 15, the Copiague School District’s Board of Education and administrators acknowledged teachers and staff members who will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon and Board of Education members offered their congratulations to the retirees for their many years of hard work and dedication to the Copiague School District, which account for a total of more than 370 years of service.

Retiring at the end of the school year are: Terri Alzmann, elementary teacher, Susan E. Wiley (34 years); Patricia Bean, cafeteria aide, Copiague Middle School (25 years); Nancy Csorny, elementary teacher, Deauville Gardens East (31 years); Ellen Duffy, office assistant, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (22 years); Jean Marie Fortunato, special education teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (35 years); Minnett Hall, science teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (19 years); Marisa Katz, office assistant, Great Neck Road (13 years); Scott Kelly, groundskeeper (38 years); Diane Lando, reading teacher, Copiague Middle School (24 years); Carole Olsen, health teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (34 years); Linda Paduano, special education teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (34 years); Stamatia Pagiazitis, reading teacher, Copiague Middle School (23 years); Effie Sofos, ESL teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (19 years); and Kathleen Williams, teaching assistant, Susan E. Wiley (21 years).

Highlight Video: Conciencia Latina

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It’s been a busy year for the members of the Conciencia Latina club at the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. Here’s a highlight of this year’s activities:

Drama Club Honor Society

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Congratulations to the newest inductees into the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School International Thespian Troupe #7274!