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Elwood comes together to collect medical supplies

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Medical supplies, collected by Elwood Union Free School District staff, were loaded into David Shanahan’s car to be donated to local health care workers and first responders in need.
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Latex gloves, masks, disinfectant wipes and other medical supplies were loaded into David Shanahan’s car on March 25 to be donated to local hospitals in need of personal protective equipment. 
After receiving an email from Eastern Suffolk BOCES, outlining the desperate need for these items, the Elwood community wasted no time collecting supplies. Mr. Shanahan, the district’s director of athletics and physical education, reached out to the district’s lead nurse, Lisa McNamara, who coordinated with the schools’ nurses to collect any unused materials for distribution. “Our nurses in the district are terrific,” Mr. Shanahan said. “The first thing they said is ‘How can we help?’”
On March 25, the team delivered a substantial amount of supplies to the drop off location at 102 East Avenue in Yaphank. The supplies were then sorted and distributed to health care workers and first responders in need. 
"The Elwood School district is very pleased to have found a way to support our medical professionals who are on the front line of this battle,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth. Bossert said. “We thank all of them, along with our first responders, for the tremendous sacrifices they make each day in order to keep us all safe.”

Seniors enjoy dinner and show at JGHS

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On March 4, seniors in the Elwood community were treated to a three-course meal at John H. Glenn High School followed by a performance of “The Wiz.”

The senior citizen dinner and show, coordinated by the community service club, was a huge success in bringing together community members of all ages and backgrounds. Students and extracurricular groups, including World language Honor Society members and Mrs. Fucci’s cooking classes, worked hard to present perfectly cooked meals for the event. Additionally, members of the school’s Spanish and Italian clubs baked an assortment of treats that were thoroughly enjoyed by guests. The school’s booster club and John H. Glenn High School student council members also contributed by donating the food and drinks as well as the decorations and paper goods needed for the annual event.

After their meals, the seniors were escorted into the high school auditorium to watch the high school production of “The Wiz,” featuring Daniella Jasuja as Dorothy, Danielle Gross as Glinda and Caitlin Rossi as The Wiz.

“A big thanks should be given to Mrs. Gellert, Mrs. Henson, Mrs. Huer and all others that made this night a success for our senior citizen community members,” Elena Jersey said. “This really became a community event in the building. Many came out to help serve and prep.”

Nonpublic Transportation Deadline Extended to April 15, 2020

Please note that due to the closure of schools pursuant to the Executive Order(s) issued by the Governor for the COVID-19 crisis and recognizing that such requests need to be incorporated into a school district’s budget, the Department directs all public school districts to accept all parental requests for transportation to charter and nonpublic schools submitted on or before April 15, 2020. The Department deems such Executive Order(s) be a reasonable excuse for a delay under Ed. Law 3635.