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Reopening Plan for NYS 2020

Click here to download Cleary School for the Deaf’s Reopening Plan for NYS in September.

Click here for student scheduling for all Cleary School for the Deaf students.

Click here for the Parent Presentation powerpoint slideshow.

Click here to view the parent meeting on student schedules for the new school year held on August 18th, 2020.


Click here to view Technology Information for parents regarding iPads and remote education. Click here to view en español.

A letter for parents and guardians:

Dear Parents and Guardians of Students of Cleary School for the Deaf,

At this time of darkness all around us, the skies have opened and the sun has shined on Cleary! I am delighted to inform you that our school has received $500,000 in the funds we were advocating for during the past several years. Our voices were heard and our efforts made an impact in the hearts and minds of our elected officials. Despite these awful times, they saw to it that Cleary will be provided with “fair funding” in the 2020/21 school year. This means we will be able to admit new students and meet the needs of our current students at Cleary School for the Deaf. A special thank you to Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Senator Monica Martinez who never allowed our plight to be forgotten and helped to see our school’s needs to fruition. Thank you to all of you who have assisted us as well through your advocacy efforts (letters, calls, videos, etc.)

I am also writing to update you about some important information, as well as to remind you about the importance of your child’s participation in our school’s Distance Learning Program while school buildings are closed:

1 – The Governor has announced that schools will remain closed through April 29th.

2 – For High School Students: All NYS Regents exams have been cancelled for the current school year. This impacts each individual student differently, and as we receive additional information, we will continue to update you.

3 – Distance Learning via scheduled live zoom sessions with our teachers, support staff, and speech therapists will begin again on Monday, April 13th and continue weekly until further notice. Your child must also check the Cleary website for lessons under their teacher’s link. It is vital that you and your child are aware of his/her individual schedule and that they are actively participating. For those of our students who attend East Islip campus schools, you and your child must also be sure to check their work and assignments under their child’s teacher(s) on the East Islip website at www.eischools.org

Although there is nothing that can replace actual teaching and learning when schools are open, we believe with your support and assistance your child will continue to learn and flourish through attempting their work posted and utilizing all zoom sessions available to them.

Our entire staff is working remotely and we all are here for your children and to assist our families as best as possible.

Here are some email addresses to contact if you require individual support or assistance that we can help with:

Psychologist, Dan Paratore: dparatore@clearyschool.org

Social Worker, Jessica Marques: jmarques@clearyschool.org

Nurse, Stephanie Moore: smoore@clearyschool.org

Administrative Coordinator of PPS, Alise Becker-Santa:  abecker-santa@clearyschool.org

Principal, Katie Kerzner: kkerzner@clearyschool.org

Assistant Principal, Alison Hurley: ahurley@clearyschool.org

Stay well, safe and calm during this trying and challenging period for all.

Sincerely yours,

J. Simms

Jacqueline Simms, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Una carta para padres y tutores:

Estimados Padres y Guardianes estudiantes de la Escuela Cleary Para Sordos: 


¡En este momento de oscuridad que nos rodea, los cielos se han abierto y el sol ha brillado sobre Cleary! Me complace informarle que nuestra escuela ha recibido $ 500,000 en fondos para los que estamos abogando durante los últimos años. Se escucharon nuestras voces y nuestros esfuerzos tuvieron un impacto en los corazones y las mentes de nuestros funcionarios electos. A pesar de estos tiempos terribles, se ocuparon de que Cleary reciba “Fair Funding/Fondos Justos” en el año escolar 2020/21. Esto significa que podremos admitir nuevos estudiantes y satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes actuales en Cleary School for the Deaf. Un agradecimiento especial al Asambleísta Fred Thiele y a la Senadora Mónica Martínez, quienes nunca permitieron que se olvidara nuestra difícil situación y ayudaron a que se concretarán las necesidades de nuestra escuela. Gracias a todos los que nos han ayudado, así como a través de sus esfuerzos de defensa (cartas, llamadas, videos, etc.)

. También les escribo para informarles sobre información importante, así como para recordarles la importancia de su hijo. participación en el programa de educación a distancia de nuestra escuela mientras que los edificios escolares están cerrados:

1 – El Gobernador ha anunciado que las escuelas permanecerán cerradas a través de 29 de Abril. 

2 – Para estudiantes de secundaria: todos los exámenes Regentes del estado de Nueva York han sido cancelados para el año escolar actual. Esto afecta a cada alumno individual de manera diferente, y a medida que recibamos información adicional, continuaremos anunciando.

3 – Enseñanza a distancia a través de sesiones de zoom directo programados con nuestros maestros, personal de apoyo y logopedas comenzarán de nuevo el Lunes 13 de Abril y continuará la semana hasta nuevo aviso. Su hijo también debe consultar el sitio web de Cleary para obtener lecciones bajo el enlace de su maestro. Es vital que usted y su hijo conozcan su horario individual y que participen activamente. Para aquellos de nuestros estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas del campus de East Islip, usted y su hijo también deben asegurarse de verificar su trabajo y tareas bajo los maestros de su hijo en la página web de East Islip en http://www.eischools.org.

Aunque no hay nada que pueda reemplazar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje reales cuando las escuelas están abiertas, creemos que con su apoyo y asistencia su hijo continuará aprendiendo y prosperando al intentar publicar su trabajo y utilizar todas las sesiones de zoom disponibles para ellos.

Todo nuestro personal trabaja de forma remota y todos estamos aquí para ayudar a sus hijos y ayudar a nuestras familias lo mejor posible.

Aquí hay algunas direcciones de correo electrónico para contactar si necesita ayuda o asistencia individual con la que podamos ayudar:

Psicólogo, Dan Paratore: dparatore@clearyschool.org

Trabajador social, Jessica Marques: jmarques@clearyschool.org

Enfermera, Stephanie Moore: smoore @ clearyschool. org

Coordinadora administrativa de PPS, Alise Becker-Santa:  abecker-santa@clearyschool.org


Directora, Katie Kerzner: kkerzner@clearyschool.org

Subdirectora, Alison Hurley: ahurley@clearyschool.org

Para obtener una lista de los correos electrónicos individuales de nuestro personal https: / /www.clearyschool.org.  

Manténgase bien, seguro y tranquilo durante este período de prueba y desafío para todos.

Sinceramente suyo,


Jacqueline Simms, Ed.D.

Director Ejecutiva

Cleary’s Playground!

Take a look at the beautiful playground here at Cleary School!

Keren Our Soccer Star!

Congratulations Keren! To see more pictures of Keren click this link here!

It’s a Family Affair!

PIP and Preschool families came together for a Family “Music Together” Night, where they sang and danced the night away!!!

Science Experiment by Cleary EI Students!

Our class did an experiment as we learn about bats in science. We learned that Momma Bats find their pups (baby bats) through scent. We split the class into two groups – Mommas and Pups. The Momma’s had to find their pups using scents only.

East Islip High School & Cleary School for the Deaf in Joint Art Endeavors

Here's a video produced by East Islip Schools to highlight their art program. The best part of the video are seeing the smiling faces of our Cleary School kids! You can watch the video by clicking HERE!

Cleary School for the Deaf Needs Your Help!

Are you someone who has some spare time? Maybe some spare change? Click below to see some of our volunteer opportunities to help! Some people donate time, some people donate money, but all assistance is welcomed with open arms and open hearts.

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Events & Workshops

Whether it's a seminar from a professional, or an engaging talk with special guests, Cleary School has constant learning opportunities.  Check out our calendar for a list of upcoming events that you might be interested in!

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In-School Recognition

From birthdays to holidays to special days, we engage with our students to share and encourage positive situations.  For each student, every day is a special and enjoyable day at Cleary School!

Up-To-Date Tech

Every child learns differently, and some of that has to do with their unique situation.  Cleary School believes in technology and uses everything - from video-conferencing to tablets to smart learning tools in the classroom to give students the best tools to grow!

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Cleary School Mission Statement

Cleary School provides a nurturing environment where the individual needs of students are identified and addressed by an entire team. We provide a safe and secure environment in which students are physically secure, emotionally supported and treated as individual learners with unique needs. We are committed to the ongoing development of our abilities to meet the changing and diverse needs of our students and to support their families.