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Five Year Strategic Plan


Goal: Make connections that will foster student success.


Desired Outcome: The East Rockaway School District will provide students with rich and challenging academic, extracurricular and service learning experiences by creating greater connections among students, families, alumni, community members and society.


  • Enhance communication and outreach within the school community to the community at large through all means available.
  • Develop mentoring opportunities that enhance students’ experience to improve their success in school and beyond.
  • Promote social and emotional learning within a safe and supportive school climate.
  • Increase family and community engagement, connection, ownership and partnership.
  • Engage community stakeholders and foster active relationships with local and global partners.



Year-Three Measuring Success – Connection

  September 2018
  • Added Ramadan Awareness week and a Senior Voter Registration Day .
  • Significantly increased attendance at parent presentations, including the Dr. Stephen Dewey substance abuse workshop and John Halligan cyberbullying presentation.
  • Development of Family Engagement-Building Action Teams and Collegial Circles. 
  • New entrant protocol in all schools and redesigned registration process.
  • Welcoming new families.
  • Revamped kindergarten screening process.
  • Active participation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Hosting a career day.
  • Utilization of East Rockaway District app.
  • Establishing community connections for internships and the Cultural Arts Council arts shows.
  • Our students, staff and athletic teams gave back to the community through many drives and volunteering efforts throughout the year.

 Year-Two Measuring Success – Connection

   September 2017  
  • Creation of programs – advisory, mentoring program and programs for social-emotional learning.
  • Increased opportunities for parent communication and increased participation in parent forums, PTA, workshops and school events.
  • Formed relationships with local realtors.
  • Leverage alumni for student opportunities.
  • Administrators presented at local and state conferences to highlight the district’s best practices.
  • Continued participation in Long Island Consortium for Excellence and Equity.
  • Board trustees’ active participation in county, state and federal advocacy.
  • Introduction of mobile app to enhance parental communication.
  • New high school sign.
  • Guidance parent newsletter.
  • Hosted parent presentations on cyberbullying, curriculum, science fairs and screenagers.
  • Youth development opportunities with NYS Mentoring Program.
  • Community connections such as Empty Bowls event for Island Harvest.
  • Our students and staff have volunteered numerous hours in dozens of events throughout the year.

 Year-One Measuring Success – Connection

   September 2016
  • Creation of Programs
    • Advisory
    • Mentoring program
    • Programs for social emotional learning
    • Possible development of summer/after school program
  • Form relationships with Nassau Community College
  • Increased Opportunities for Parent Communication
  • Increased participation in parent forums, PTA, workshops and school events
  • Form relationships with local realtors
  • Leverage alumni for student opportunities
  • Implementation of Middle School Advisory Program & Curriculum
  • Collaboration with Rockville Centre Schools for wrestling program
  • Trustee Kristin Ochtera elected to Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Executive Board
  • Realtors’ Breakfast held in April 2016
  • Student volunteers in community activities
    • Huckleberry Frolic
    • Kiwanis Events
    • K-Kids Operation Splash collaboration with Nassau County Parks and
    • Recreation and Nassau County Police Marine Unit
  • Participation in LICEE – Long Island Consortium for Excellence and Equity – Best practices in increasing achievement and opportunity for all students.
  • Professional Development Partnership for faculty with Lynbrook Teacher Center
  • Community Connections
    • Prevention Task Force accomplishments
    • Elementary Community Read Aloud
    • Drug Abuse Prevention Forum
    • Inc. Village of ER Cultural Arts Council
  • Partnership with Molloy College Rebecca Center College and career based opportunities for Middle and HS students
  • Vocational Placements in our community based businesses Community Connections Thank You Luncheon
  • Development of SEL integrated lessons aligned to DASA
  • Parent Presentations
    • 7 Million Minutes
    • Special Education Parent Group Workshops
    • Title I Elementary Literacy Workshop
  • Collaboration with Nassau Community College
    • Administration of AcuPlacer
    • Student performance data on placement exams assisted students to understand results and guide their academic planning
    • Preparation for placement exams through course support (College Math/Intermediate Algebra) and advisement to access NCC online preparation materials.
  • Students Attended College Summer Leadership Institutes
    • Mercy College Leadership Academy
    • Molloy Boot Camp
  • Guidance Newsletter
  • College Visits