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Superintendent's Welcome Back Message

Dr. Donald JamesHello, and welcome to a new and exciting school year! Despite the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our goals continue to focus on providing each student with a premier educational experience and a path to a fulfilling future, based on every child’s interests and needs. Commack School District is committed to providing a Balanced Educational Program designed to provide access and opportunity for our students to support college and career readiness. Our emphasis is to provide a balanced social, emotional, academic, and physical program through diverse curricular and extracurricular opportunities.

This past spring was anything but typical for our school community and yet our amazing staff created remote learning plans overnight, delivered instruction in new and unique ways, and tried to maintain a sense of family while being socially distant. On behalf of everyone in the Commack School District, I commend you for coming together during this challenging time. It is clear that when we work together, our students, our staff members, and our community thrive. 

Maintaining a safe environment is always a top priority. At this time, we are very concerned with keeping our schools clean and stopping any spread of disease. Please do your part and help us keep schools open by following all safety precautions. You will notice increased rigor at all entry points to protect our students and staff.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations: 
  • Cleaning your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Putting distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet). 
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue. 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.

We hope you will enjoy the benefits of our enhanced communication tools such as our teacher web pages, our apps, and the many other resources that compliment classroom instruction and school-home communication for our parents and students. The Parent Portal has expanded its capabilities as well, including the ability to update your contact information so we can stay in better touch with you. 

Please be sure to keep in touch with us by opting in for community news emails, parent/guardian text messaging, downloading our apps, visiting the Commack Website, or by following us on social media. On Twitter we are @CommackSchools. and on Instagram, we are @CommackSD.  My Instagram account is @Commack_Supt.

Please feel free to send me an email at any time should you have questions or concerns: [email protected].


Dr. Donald James
Superintendent, Commack School District 

Contact Information
By Mail:  P.O. Box 150, Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
By Email: [email protected]
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Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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