Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
Welcome to a new school year! As your new Superintendent of Schools, I am eager to see our students back in their classrooms. Chief among my goals is continuing the evolution of opportunities designed to best prepare students for life after graduation. We’re excited to launch our new International Baccalaureate® Career-related Programme (IBCP). This revolutionary initiative is designed for students in grades 11 and 12 and will allow Commack students to pursue a certificate in business administration or STEM before they head off to college. I’m proud to say that Commack is the first district on Long Island to offer this program!
This is just one part of my vision for our students. Our educational continuum is built around project-based learning, and it begins at the very start of a student’s education in kindergarten. Throughout their 13 years with us from kindergarten to high school, our goal is for each student to engage in authentic, hands-on experiences both in and out of the classroom.
There’s so much to share about the wonderful things going on in the Commack Schools. Many of our facilities have been upgraded with much needed new bathrooms, auditoriums, science labs, multi-purpose rooms for collaborative learning, locker rooms, and more. Parking lots, septic systems, boilers, and sidewalks have been repaired or replaced. All of these projects are part of the bond project initiated and passed by our residents in 2019. The work is primarily State funded and carries no additional cost to our taxpayers.
As always, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is paramount. The District has an exceptional security staff and ever-evolving safety protocols and plans in place. For detailed information, please click here
New COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Suffolk County Department of Health and the New York State Department of Health are posted on our website. Please click here for the guidelines
and other helpful resources regarding COVID.
I look forward to greeting you at PTA and SEPTA meetings and via our community events. I urge you to get involved, volunteer for committees, and to work with us for the good of all of our children.
Please know that the welfare of our students is always at the center of every decision I make. Be sure to follow Commack Schools on our social media channels to see photos and for a look inside our schools. If you would like to contact me directly, please email me at [email protected]
With Warm Regards,
Jordan F. Cox, Ed.D
Superintendent, Commack School District