Dear Bellmore-Merrick Families,

Please see the attached School Opening Guidelines for the BMCHSD.  For months, we have been working collaboratively with the Board of Education and the School Opening Committee reviewing procedures for the start of school. The goal has been to balance safety with the return to normalcy whenever possible.  Attached you will find key points about our procedures for the start of the school year.  Decision making was informed by our experiences over the many months of the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the NYS Education Department and NYS and Nassau County Health officials.  The procedures outlined will be reviewed continuously and revised as necessary to best meet the needs of our students.

Special thank you to the Bellmore-Merrick Board of Education and members of the School Opening Committee for their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to the students, staff and families of our school community.

Looking forward to welcoming all students back on Wednesday, September 1st


Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington

Superintendent of Schools

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD

(516) 992-1001