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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Romanelli
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 2023-24 school year!

Our first day of school for students this year will be on Wednesday, September 6th.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of our amazing clerical, instructional technology, transportation, 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. One major project launched in the Spring/Summer was to install Air Conditioning in all district classrooms. I am happy to report that we are right on track for this to be completed prior to the start of school. This was a tremendous job for our Buildings & Grounds Department and we are very thankful for their efforts here!  In addition, thank you to our Board of Education and all community members that voted to support this project through the use of Capital Reserve funds.   

I am very proud of what our team is accomplishing here in West Islip and honored to be a part of this learning community.  I can feel the West Islip pride when meeting with parents, attending district events or visiting local businesses in town.  This is truly a special community!  As a district, we are striving to work hard every day on behalf of the children of West Islip.  We are implementing exciting new programs this year, have updated our Technology to be on the cutting edge and we have designed meaningful instructional experiences that are relevant and engaging for learners of all ages.  Please make sure to check out the launch of our “West Islip Profile of a Graduate” work that has been posted to our district website here:

I must also add that we are so fortunate to have an incredible group of talented and dedicated teachers in our district.  Our entire staff is very excited to welcome back our students and support them socially, emotionally and academically.  We could not be more excited for the year to come and I know that it will be our best yet.  I look forward to our continued partnership 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, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools