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East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School

443 Ocean Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518
(516) 887-8300

Main Office: Ext. 444
Attendance: Ext. 436
Nurse: Ext. 432





Administrative Team

  • Principal - Mr. Schaffer: Ext. 423
  • Assistant Principal - Dr. Krauz (Grades 10-12): Ext. 437
  • Assistant Principal - Ms. Terranova (Grades 7-9): Ext. 471
  • Director of Guidance - Ms. Janna Bonacorsi: Ext. 452 & 453
  • Athletic Director - Mr. Gary Gregory: Ext. 472
  • Asst. Director, Pupil Personnel Services - Mr. Robert Kennedy: Ext. 438
  • Dean of Students - Mr. Russell Pajer: Ext. 458

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Current News

Thinking Maps Are Thriving

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The school year may just be beginning, but Junior-Senior High School students and teachers have already engaged in the use of Thinking Maps for a variety of purposes. Students in Geometry used double bubble maps to get to know one another. Students in Algebra 2 used tree maps to analyze the class participation rubric and discussed how to be successful in class. Circle maps were used to brainstorm critical issues in America and classroom values in English classes and enduring issues in Global.

High School Brings Back In-Person Instruction

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The East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School welcomed back all students for in-person instruction for the first time in 18 months. Members of the Class of 2022 wore their senior attire and middle school advisory gave seventh and eighth graders a crash course on how to use their lockers. In addition, the roll-out of the school’s new Scholarchip system was a success. As students settled into their new learning environments, teachers focused on setting expectations and facilitated icebreaker and teambuilding activities.

Welcome Back to a New School Year!

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The district welcomed students back during the first day of school of the 2021-2022 school year. Staff greeted students with open arms as they entered their respective buildings. In addition, students were introduced to their new learning environments and participated in fun exercises with other classmates.

East Rockaway looks forward to a safe and productive new year.

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Senior Earns Scholar Artist Recognition

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The district is proud to announce that Junior-Senior High School senior Matthew Pollackov has been selected as a Long Island Scholar Artist in the area of media arts for the 2021-2022 School Year through the Long Island Arts Alliance.

Each year the Long Island Scholar Artist program recognizes students who excel academically and in the areas of either music, visual arts, dance, theater or media arts. As one of 20 selected Scholar Artists from across Long Island, Matthew will be featured in a December Newsday issue.

The district applauds Matthew for this wonderful achievement.

Junior-Senior High School Earns Prestigious State Recognition

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The district has officially been recognized as New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Team School of Excellence for the first time in school history. This honor recognizes that 75% of the district’s varsity programs have qualified and received the NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete team award for the 2020-2021 school year. The Junior-Senior High School is slated to be recognized by NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas at the Section VIII Athletic Director Meeting on Sept. 17.

The district congratulates the Junior-Senior High School and its student athletes on this wonderful accomplishment.