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Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Paul Romanelli, Superintendent of Schools
631-930-1560  /  FAX  631-893-3212

Maureen O'Connor, Administrative Assistant

Dear West Islip School District Families:

On behalf of the entire district, I am truly excited to welcome you back for the 2022-23 school year! Our first day of school for students will be Tuesday, August 30th. I would like to take a moment to thank all of our amazing clerical, custodial, maintenance, grounds and administrative staff that worked tirelessly throughout the summer to ensure that our district is ready to go for the upcoming year. On a personal note, I could not be more excited to be in West Islip. I am proud to be the Superintendent of such an incredible school district. I would like to thank you all for the wonderful welcome that my family and I have received over the past few weeks. I know that by working together we are going to accomplish some amazing things in the coming years.

As we all know, recent times have been challenging to say the least.  I can assure you that the employees in our schools are looking forward to moving back in a direction of “normalcy” and we are focused on helping our students achieve their dreams.  In addition, we have reviewed our district and school emergency response plans, and have taken steps to ensure the safety of our students as a top priority.  Having three school age children of my own, I know that this time of year can be filled with anticipation and hopes for a positive year.  I can assure you that your child will be met by caring staff members throughout the district in a supportive and engaging learning environment.   

As always, a new school year brings exciting new possibilities and opportunities. I look forward to partnering with you in supporting all students in West Islip and bringing our already excellent school district to new heights. Enjoy the remaining days of summer!



Paul Romanelli
Superintendent of Schools