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NEW OPPORTUNITY

CSIP ALERT 

 

We are open to taking as many volunteers for CSIP as are interested (16 years or older).

 

CLICK HERE:  

Help support our troops: every 25 coupons 3 points!  Click the link below

HALI’s Creative Connections campaign connects with our community experiencing loneliness through letters, pictures, drawings, poetry, and art that can be delivered to and kept by people held in these lonely places. Creative Connections will hand deliver these cards, notes, and pieces of art to people in Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. To reach every person and keep our campaign going... We will need 275 letters/art/cards each month!"

Please send kind messages which inspire hope at difficult times, and address your creations to:
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Hands Across Long Island
Attn: Emily Vaianella
159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY, 11722
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PUMPKIN PATCH
HIGH SCHOOL students are needed to help out at Calvary Lutheran Church (860 Townline Road, Hauppauge). Saturday, October 2nd, 8:00 AM - Noon  to unload and stack pumpkins for display.

They expect around 4000 pumpkins. so they need a lot of helping hands! There will be bagel breakfast served and community service documentation provided.



 

The Smithtown Historical Society Annual "Heritage Fair" will be held:

*Sunday, September 19th, 2021, and run from 10 AM-4 PM

*Volunteer shifts are 9:30 AM-2:00 PM and 1:30-4 PMHigh School age student volunteers are sought to help with the following activities (state your preference, if you have one, when you report that day):
 
  • Kids crafts and games (assisting in keeping craft supplies neat and organized, organizing games like sack races, corn-hole, etc.)
  • Face painters (won’t be applying paint to the kids’ faces this year, just their hands/arms); students with an interest in art would enjoy this volunteer activity
  • Hayride operators (help guests off hay wagon as needed, lift stairs up and down at each stop

"Student Beach Clean-up Project"
Great Fun for MS & HS Students
while helping their community!

Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00 AM - Noon

Long Beach Town Park
Long Beach Road, Nissequogue
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Students Will Earn Community Service Credit!

The Town of Smithtown Youth & Community Alliance, in partnership with the National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, will be cleaning up Long Beach on September 25th and recording any evidence of drug, tobacco and alcohol use.

This will help identify areas where use is being conducted and increase community awareness. Not only is this an educational project, but it is an opportunity to work together to keep our parks safe and clean.

REGISTER NOW - Limited Openings!
**Click HERE to register for the 9/25 Student Beach Clean-up at Long Beach

Town of Smithtown Youth & Community Alliance activities are coordinated by the Town Youth Bureau &
?Horizons Counseling & Education Center


It's Time for Fall Planting
Plant YOUR Happy Sentiments - Send Photo - Earn Community Service Credit

"Happiness Grows Here"
Planting at Smithtown Town Hall
Kindness Rock Garden Continues...
(At Smithtown Town Hall, 99 West Main Street, Smithtown)

KEEP Our Township's Kindness Rock Garden
GROWING ALL YEAR!!




Creating Kindness Rocks can be an excellent activity for friends and family to do together.

Examples of designs are -  words of encouragement; rainbows of hope; butterflies; flowers; optimistic and inspiring words or phrases... virtually anything that spreads positivity. The more colorful, the better!!!

?*When your rocks are ready, just bring them up to Smithtown Town Hall at 99 Main Street in Smithtown and PLANT them in the Kindness Garden to brighten the day for all who drive by!

***PLEASE take a PHOTO of you planting your rocks (showing the rocks you made) and email your photo(s) ASAP to the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau to share! Include your full name as you'd like it to appear on your Town Community Service Certificate and we'll email it back to you.

*One (1) hour of Community Service Credit for three (3) rocks. Maximum two (2) hrs. of credit (6 rocks).
ALL ages/grades welcome to participate!
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Community Service and Involvement Program (C.S.I.P.)

Community service is a non-paying job performed by one person or a group of people for the benefit of their community or its institutions. When our students perform community service it can be within our schools or for an outside "not-for-profit" organization whereby the volunteer does not receive a stipend in exchange for service.  NOT-FOR-PROFIT – is a type of business created to perform a charitable function. The goal of the business is to spend all of its proceeds/service on its mission and therefore, not to make a profit.  Volunteer work at businesses or private residences will not be accepted
 
Involvement is the students taking advantage of all the wonderful extra curricular activities the members of our community has provided for them.   This can be recognzed in many differnt programs such as drama, athetics, music, clubs etc.
 
Please email Edward Boll (CSIP Coordinator) at eboll@commack.k12.ny.us or your Physical Education Teacher with any questions or assistance you may need confirming the validity of a not-for-profit organization. 

New for 2021/22 "Courtesy Initiative"

Any service provided for a neighbor/community member to ease the challenges of the pandemic will receive 3 points per initiative (students are allowed to submit a maximum of 6 points).  Examples may include but not limited to: Raking leaves for a neighbor, shopping for a community member that is compromised and can’t go to the store etc.  If you can't get a signature from the person you are providing service for please have a parent/guardian sign for the service hours!

Here are some examples of what our students have been doing to help ease the challenges of the pandemic:
1.  grocery shopping for senior citizens who cant be in the stores
2.  delivery of groceries to homes of those who can't be in the stores
3.  packing boxes for a neighbor
4.  Assisting a neighbor in moving out of their house of 30 years
5.  providing child care for a family member that needs to be at work and children are home due to COVID school schedule.
6.  raking leaves for an elderly neighbor
7.  zoom meeting providing educational assistance to Commack students
8.  Assisting neighbors children with physical fitness training
9.  making PPE for local hospitals
10.stringing tennis rackets for kids
11.helped neighbor change a flat tire
12. removed air conditioners from windows for an elderly neighbor to cut down on drafts
 
More to come!

Looking for possible "IN DISTRICT/Virtual" service opportunities?

Community Service and Involvement Program by Month
 
1.  Click on Link Below
2.  Scroll down to view each month
3.  Click on the service opportunity link to see the exciting 
     oppportunities available
4.  When you decide on an event please email Debbie Virga 
     at dvirga@commack.k12.ny.us
5.  You will receive an email confirmation from the community 
     relations office confirming your service committment. 

What are the point values for Community Service and Involvement ?

Athletics - 5 points each season (2 pts additional for captain/manager)
 
INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS 2 points per team per year total for their involvement in intramural athletics.  
Students involved in intramural athletics outside of Commack High School such as, but not limited to: Commack Ice Hockey, Commack Roller Hockey, Commack Soccer League, or Christ the King Basketball, etc. 
 

CHS CLUBS/honor societies/marching band

GSLC and BSLC are 7 points,

Clubs and Honor Societies are 5 points, 

 President/Officer  2 pts.

Marching Band can earn you a total of 15 points if you fulfill all of your requirements. Failure to meet the club’s obligations will result in ZERO CSIP CREDITS. Your fulfillment of club obligations is evaluated by the adviser.


SERVICE ACTIVITIES INSIDE OF COMMACK HIGH SCHOOL will award "1 point per hour of service":   

The following preapproved activities affiliated with Commack High School can earn students community service credit. These activities will award you one CSIP point per hour worked. These activities include A.V.I.D., Challenge Day, In the Spotlight, Senior Show, and Special Olympics – 

All 5K runs are awarded 3 pts)

Student aide:

Everyday 1 period, half year - 8 points                   everyday 1 period full year -       15 points 

alternate days 1 period, half year - 4 points        alternate days full year 1 period     8 points 


 

Can I Start to complete service in the summer?

YES!!  
Community service and involvment start July 1st.  Due to the fact that school is not in session, if you are planning to begin service please contact Mr. Boll prior to starting  to confirm that your service will be accepted.
 
The email address is eboll@commack.k12.ny.us or call 631-912-2080.  
 

How do I receive credit for my service and/or involvement

Once you have completed your involvement and/or service hours please submit the validation form
 
Instructions:
1.  Click on the C.S.I.P. validation form link:   2021/22 Validation Form
2.  Print form
3.  Fill out all the information on the validation form. 
Click Link Below For C.S.I.P. Information:  CSIP Information Page 2021/22
 

Teachers can only accept validation forms that have the required number of service hours due for the current year.(15 hours/service in grades 9,10 and 11 and 20 hours/service in grade 12). 

4.  Submit your completed validation form to your Physical Education teacher.  Teachers can only accept validation forms that have the required number of service hours due for the current year.(15 hours/service in grades 9,10 and 11and 20 hours/service in grade 12)
 
5.  If you have any questions please see your Physical Education teacher or Mr. Boll as soon as possible. 
 eboll@commack.k12.ny.us

Where do I find my grade for C.S.I.P. ?

 
Once your validation form is submitted and approved:
  • Students will receive a class comment of "CSIP complete" or "CSIP not yet submitted" in the marking period 3 report card. CSIP complete means the validation form has been received and approved for a final grade of S.  A comment of CSIP not yet submitted means the requirement to date has not been completed.
  • The students grade of  S  or U will be entered as a  "final grade" on your transcript.  A grade of S means the student has submitted the validation form, it was approved and they have completed the CSIP requirement for the year.  A grade of U means they have not submitted a validation form completing the curent year's CSIP requirement.
 

Looking for Community Service ideas outside of Commack School District?

Here is a list of organizations our students have proudly served
(this is a sample list and does not reflect all the organizations our students have served).  
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