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Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Mona E. Hecht
Assistant Superintendent
516-887-8300 x 533
443 Ocean Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518
mhecht@eastrockawayschools.org

Dear Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to the East Rockaway School District web page for Curriculum and Instruction. I hope you will find important information and answers to questions related to course offerings, learning standards, testing, and the development, adoption and implementation of district curriculum K-12 in our schools. We strive to provide a rigorous and engaging curriculum for all students, with opportunities for exciting academic exploration, appropriate challenge and meaningful success. Our programs align with NYS learning standards and our district Strategic Plan.

As we strive to ensure all students are college and career ready, we review student performance data, provide academic support when needed, and reflect on instructional practice. We provide a robust professional development program for faculty members with opportunities for collaboration and continued growth. Our Professional Development Plan can be found on this page. It is reviewed and updated annually by a committee that represents a variety of curricula areas and grade levels across our district. Through our professional development program, we review best practices as shared by expert consultants and we provide opportunities for collaboration among our faculty and staff through professional learning communities, new teacher orientation and workshops, required professional development hours for all faculty members, and instructional supervision meetings for supervisors and administrators.

Information about elementary and secondary course offerings is available through links on this page. We are excited to implement new programs in our elementary schools during this 2018-19 school year, including Eureka Math in grades 3-5 and Science 21 in grades K-2. Information about both can be found in the menu on the left side of this page. Our East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School Course Description Guide also may be accessed to review the many opportunities our students have to explore and engage in rich and robust course offerings. Our middle school program provides the opportunity for honors by achievement for students in grade 7, an advisory program for students in grades 7 and 8, and acceleration in math and science in grade 8. Our high school program offers a vast list of college credit and Advanced Placement offerings along with exciting elective options for our high school students. We continually review and revise our course offerings to reflect student interest, increased levels of rigor, and successful preparation for the expectations of college and beyond.

Please review the information available on this page regarding our academic programs, testing requirements, and district initiatives. I welcome your questions and feedback, and look forward to a successful and exciting school year.

Warmest regards,
Mona E. Hecht