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Ocean Avenue Elementary School

100 Ocean Avenue
Northport, NY 11768
School Hours: 8:05-2:25
Phone: 631-262-6840

Sabina Larkin, Principal

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Main Office
(631) 262-6840
Nurse's Office
(631) 262-6843
School Counselor
(631) 262-1415
School Psychologist
(631) 262-6795
Attendance Office
(631) 262-6843

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Current News

Reminder: November 3rd All Students Learning Remotely

As a reminder, all students (elementary, middle schools and high school) will be learning remotely on November 3rd (Election Day). The day will follow the typical Wednesday schedule. The students will then return to school on Wednesday, where elementary will follow their regular schedule and secondary will follow an A-day schedule. (Gold in person, Blue learning remotely)


Students Partake in R.A.P Week!

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Each year, Northport-East Northport hosts Recovery, Awareness, Prevention (R.A.P) week to spread the word about substance abuse and important preventative measures. The weeklong event kicked off this year on October 19th with all grade levels finding ways to acknowledge the topic and learn more about how to prevent and address substance abuse. 
R.A.P Week began in April 2012 when a district teacher suggested a substance use prevention day at Northport High School. Since then, the passion and dedication of students, staff and community has expanded the idea, leading to a full week of guest speakers and activities that focus on drug and alcohol prevention.
The district’s substance abuse counselor Anthony Ferrendino shared that R.A.P week is important because the issue affects many families. Whether it’s a loved one who is struggling or a student who is experimenting, substance abuse is widespread and addressing it is crucial to reducing the stigma.  
R.A.P week is executed differently at the elementary, middle and high school levels. For elementary schools, the message is heavy on prevention, and discussion topics include positive goal setting and ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. At the middle school and high school levels, there’s more explicit discussion about substances and how to combat substance abuse.  
Recognizing that this issue is especially pertinent for high school students, the district typically brings in a variety of guest speakers to address the larger group. Speakers have ranged from professional athletes to former students who are in recovery. This year, the district had guest speakers provide a recording and shared them to a dedicated R.A.P Week site, along with past speaker recordings, and has asked teachers to make the videos a class assignment. This ensures students still have access to the critical information and can either discuss or write down their thoughts about the topic. 
“I am beyond thrilled that despite COVID-19, the teams that we have in the buildings were able to figure it out and offer the students what they absolutely need,” shared Mr. Ferrendino. 

Elementary Schools Encourage Outdoor Learning

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With new COVID-19 protocols and procedures being utilized in the school buildings, the Northport-East Northport School District is finding creative ways to get kids outside, where additional space and fresh air provide students with opportunities for mask breaks and a refresh during the day. 
At Bellerose Avenue school, teacher Barbara Bernstein incorporated an outdoor scavenger hunt into her first graders’ science lesson about observation. Students reviewed their outdoor rules, like “staying with the group” and “being kind to nature” before venturing out onto the schools’ expansive grounds. “We’re lucky that our schools have such beautiful scenery and grounds where students can explore and have space to socially distance and take mask breaks,” shared Bellerose Avenue Principal Lori Beekman. 
Another teacher, Debbie Ronan, holds a read-along on a beautiful fall day, allowing kids to sit on their own individual foam squares that act as portable, sanitary seating stations. At Pulaski Road School, a similar outdoor read-along takes place in third grade, and students at Ocean Avenue enjoy their morning meeting outdoors on days with nice weather. 
In physical education classes, circles spaced 12 feet apart have been painted on the grass fields giving our youngest students clear guidelines to maintain social distance while still being able to stay physically active. Physical education teachers Mrs. Miglio and Ms. Schaffer have kids play “Fitness Monopoly” to put a fun spin on their workouts, while Ms. Norman teaches students balance.

USDA Extends Free Meal Program

As of Tuesday September 15th 2020, ALL students will be receiving free lunch. Additionally, all students attending breakfast participating schools (Pulaski Road, Northport High School, Northport Middle School & East Northport Middle School) will receive FREE breakfast. This has been extended until December 31, 2020 or until further notice.