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Effective 7/1/2018 NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE). The linked NYS School Health Examination form is required to be completed in entirety by a private health care provider or school medical director. If we do not receive your child's exam by October 30th, we will have your child seen by our school doctor. Please call our school nurse if you do not wish you child to have an in-school exam.
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185 North Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY  11772
Phone: (631) 730-1675
Fax:  (631) 286-2918
Grades K - 3
Hours:  9:20 am - 3:20 pm
Acting Principal: Mrs. Mandy Mazziotti














In The News


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Second grade students in Melissa Fels class at Verne W. Critz learned important 21st Century skills during a trip to the library to make slime. The activity was an example of how the district’s libraries have also become a hub for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in addition to traditional research and reading. 

Under the direction of librarian Lynn Cullen, the students used mathematics and science principles to concoct the gooey, slimy substance. In addition to learning to make slime, students honed their measuring skills as they calculated the correct amount of ingredients to create the proper texture and consistency. Teamwork and listening skills were also essential, as well as the ability to correctly read a recipe. Most importantly, the second graders had fun learning.  

South Country Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss

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Throughout the District, elementary-level students enrolled at Brookhaven, Kreamer Street and Verne W. Critz elementary schools, as well as Frank P. Long Intermediate School, celebrated Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday with literacy activities to strengthen their reading and writing skills.

In addition to extensive literacy lessons, Verne W. Critz students participated in a weeklong list of fun activities to recognize their love of reading and writing. On “The Cat in the Hat” Day, students wore crazy hats and headbands to demonstrate their love of reading. Students also brought to school a favorite stuffed animal or animal figure to participate in “Put Me in the Zoo” Day, dressed in mismatched clothes or a wacky hairdo on “Wacky Wednesday,” and wore green clothing on “Green Eggs and Ham” Day. The week culminated with Drop Everything and Read Day in which students and faculty spent the final half hour of the school week reading their favorite books or a group story. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019
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