The first day of public education in the Huntington community was February 11, 1657. Since then the town has seen revolution, civil war, several economic depressions, two world wars and countless other conflicts, presidential assassinations, scandals, social upheavals and industrialization, the end of slavery, women’s emancipation and the rise of the United States as a world power, but never before have schools seen anything quite like the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andrew McKenzie’s senior year is off to a great start at Huntington High School. The teenager has dived into his classes and is looking forward to continuing his participation in the Blue Devil track program.
Students, faculty and staff are returning to classrooms in all eight buildings in Huntington UFSD for the first time in almost six months as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has required a long list of changes in traditional practices in a nod toward safety.
Closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Huntington UFSD is in the midst of final preparations for reopening. Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 9 with those students in respective “Wednesday cohorts” reporting to their school buildings and others beginning remotely.
Huntington UFSD’s original Facebook page is back up and running and the transition back to it from a second page that officials had to create is now complete. The original (and current) page can be found by entering Huntington Union Free School District in the Facebook search bar or...
In a typical year, Huntington UFSD’s annual calendar and directory would begin appearing in mailboxes just about now. But this is anything but a typical year.
“Recognizing the strengths of our district’s traditions, its history of community support, the diversity of our population and our commitment to educational excellence, the mission of the Huntington Union Free School District is to educate students by effectively teaching an enriched body of knowledge through the active participation of all students, building upon their unique talents and abilities to produce creative, self-assured, responsible citizens who are capable of critical thought and action.”
The Huntington School District’s technology infrastructure and equipment is maintained by a team of technicians. The district-wide computer network along with thousands of individual desktops, laptops, iPads, printers, scanners, SMART Boards, projectors and the hardware and software that drives each of the pieces has been installed and tested by this skilled group of professionals.
Huntington prides itself on providing teachers and students will cutting edge technology that enhances classroom instruction. The district’s commitment has led to annual improvements in all eight school buildings
The district complements its own staff of technicians with outside contractors and consultants as needed to keep its extensive system of equipment operating effectively to benefit faculty members and students on every grade level.