Dear Parents/Guardians of the Bellmore and Merrick Communities,

We hope your family had a restful and enjoyable break. As you may have heard, Governor Hochul has lifted the mask mandate for schools as of Wednesday, March 2nd. Therefore, beginning on this Wednesday, March 2nd, masks will be optional for students and staff at school.  Please note all other requirements remain in effect at this time. However, the Governor has indicated that this might be modified in the next few days.

We are mindful that there may be a range of feelings regarding these changes, and it is critical that we maintain a respectful environment. Our priority will always be that our schools are places where all students feel comfortable, welcome, and safe. 

Thank you for your continued collaboration and support. 


Dr. Joseph Famularo 

Mr. Michael Harrington 

Dr. Dominick Palma 

Dr. Cynthia Seniuk 

Mrs. Marie Testa 

Superintendents of Schools