The Woodhull Intermediate School student council has always been a constructive force around the building and in the community. Every indication is that the organization will continue to be just that as the new school year gets underway in earnest.
It’s been 50 years since Woodhull School first opened its doors to students from the Huntington community. Since then many of Suffolk’s top scholars, artists, musicians and athletes have moved through the building’s classrooms. It remains one of the best places in the state for youngsters to get an education.
Eli Mollineaux would have loved it. A capacity crowd turned out last Friday night to watch faculty and staff teams from Huntington High School and Woodhull Intermediate School battle each other in the annual March Madness basketball game.
Woodhull Intermediate School is a happy and nurturing place where children are encouraged to be all they can be. It has been providing youngsters in the community with an outstanding education since opening in 1967.
As a multicultural school that stresses interdisciplinary learning and technology, Woodhull enriches academic offerings with creative vocal and instrumental music and visual art programs. The district's arts in education program calendar complements education at each grade level throughout the year. Leadership and the importance of maintaining a healthy body and an active life guide exceptional instruction in the areas of health and physical education.
The faculty and staff work diligently to provide positive examples for all students by setting high expectations and attainable goals. Responsible citizenship is encouraged throughout the year by annual food and clothing drives and benefits for recognized charities.
At Woodhull, parents, teachers and support staff work as a team to develop social awareness and academic excellence and students are intellectually hungry and excited about learning.
Traci Roethel has been principal of Woodhull Intermediate School since February 2014. She earlier served as assistant principal at Candlewood Middle School in Dix Hills since 2010.
Mrs. Roethel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education at Stetson University in Florida in 1992. She obtained a Master of Science degree in education with a specialization in math at Queens College in 2003 and completed an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership at Stony Brook University in 2009.
Mrs. Roethel has completed numerous educational workshops related to curriculum and improving instruction, including Columbia University Teacher’s College seminars.
Prior to embarking on an administrative career, Mrs. Roethel worked as a sixth grade math teacher and fourth grade classroom teacher in Oyster Bay and as a math consultant to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich, Shoreham-Wading River and Hicksville school districts. She was a fourth grade teacher in Volusia County, Florida for seven years before moving to New York.
Mrs. Roethel and her husband, Guenther, a captain with JetBlue Airways, are the parents of three children; Kirsten, an eleventh grader, Hailey, an eighth grader and Tyler, a fifth grader. Kirsten is a starter on the Northport varsity field hockey team. Hailey plays on Northport’s JV field hockey team and also competes with Gold Medal Gymnastics on its Level Gold team. Tyler plays baseball with the BEAST team based out of Commack.
Mrs. Roethel spends her weekends running her children around to their many activities.
Jarrett P. Stein has been assistant principal of Woodhull Intermediate School since July 2011. He was the district’s director of school safety and alternative educational programs during the 2010-11 school year and was acting principal of Woodhull in 2009-10. The longtime educator earlier served as an assistant principal of Huntington High School for nine years.
Prior to coming to the district, Mr. Stein worked as an administrative assistant in the Hicksville school district, as a school psychologist in the Massapequa and Sachem school districts and in the BOCES system, as a teacher assistant in Massapequa, Commack, Half Hollow Hills. He was also employed by BOCES as a group leader and director of several summer camps. He served as the Amagansett school district’s director of student support services.
Mr. Stein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and obtained a Master of Science degree in school psychology at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus in 1996. He studied for his state administrative certification at Dowling College.
At Huntington High School, Mr. Stein created and supervised a freshman turn-around program for general education students. He was a Western Suffolk BOCES regional summer school principal from 2004 through 2009
A contributor to the book, The Circle of Character and Conduct, Mr. Stein won the New Jersey Pitcher of the Year Award and earned a New Jersey Metropolitan Athletic Award. He completed his school psychologist practicum in Massapequa.
School starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m. To ensure safety, we request that no students be on school grounds prior to 8:30 a.m. unless requested to attend an activity or extra help.
If your child is not going to be in school must call 673-2039 to report an absence or lateness before 8:45 a.m. Students must bring an absence note upon their return. All students must be in class by 8:45am.
Any student who arrives late to school must sign in at the Main Desk and receive a pass to class. Arriving late disrupts the learning going on in the class, and not only do you miss valuable information but others will as well.
Do not bring personal items, money, electronics items or valuable jewelry to school. It is important for you to remember that the school cannot assume responsibility for the safekeeping of your books or other personal items should they become lost or stolen
Cell phones are permitted prior to and following school hours. If a phone is seen or heard during school hours the student may receive a consequence. Please remember we cannot assume responsibility for the safekeeping of personal items.
Lost articles of clothing are stored in the cafeteria. Jewelry and smaller items are stored in the main office. Children should periodically check the lost and found for missing items. After a reasonable time, unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
It is extremely important to keep the line of communication from the school to the home open by seeing to it that messages are delivered to your parents/guardians. From time to time there will be important information that your parents/guardians must be made aware of. Please see to it that all notices are delivered to your parents promptly. Please update phone numbers and email addresses as important messages are shared through phone and email communication.
Students are encouraged to dress in a manner appropriate to attending school. Hats are not permitted during the school day. Clothing, distracting to other students, may not be worn. Students with inappropriate clothing will be asked to call home for a change of clothes.
The school building is closed to all unauthorized visitors. Those persons who have business to conduct in the school must state their business, sign the visitor’s register, and wear a visitor’s pass. In addition, proper identification must be presented.
Students are not to be in the building, or on the school grounds, before or after school unless they are under the supervision of a teacher.
The Huntington School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Breakfast is available to students before school for $1.25. A menu is published and sent home each month. The cost of lunch is $2.00 (price is subject to change prior to September, 2015). Prepaid meal tickets can be purchased from the cafeteria.
The recess period follows or precedes lunch for approximately 20 minutes each day. Recess will be outdoors whenever weather permits. Please send your child to school with weather appropriate clothing and proper footwear. Students will be kept in or not allowed to use equipment if not dressed appropriately for cold weather or not wearing sneakers. Exercise is crucial to the health of your child, therefore students will not be kept in from recess to make up work without permission from parents.
Each November there is time set aside for teachers to discuss the progress of their students with their parents or guardians (see district calendar). During the conference, the first report card will be given. Each child’s progress, standardized test scores and special needs are discussed and explained. Parents should attend these conferences to find out how they and the school can work together to help their child succeed. Teachers and teams will always be available upon requests.
There are four report cards given each year. The first report card is given at the November Parent-Teacher Conference. The other three report cards are sent home in January, April and June. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time if there is a problem or question. Do not feel you have to wait for the teacher to contact you or for the report card to ask how your child is progressing. If you would like to meet with all team teachers, please make a request.
If a student does not feel well before leaving for school, they should be kept at home. If a student is in school and not feeling well, the school nurse should be seen. A student will be admitted to the Health Office with a pass from a classroom teacher. A student is not to go to the Health Office between periods, but should report to the next period class and obtain a pass from the teacher. Only in the case of an emergency will a student be admitted without a pass. If you are too ill to remain in school, and must leave school because of illness or injury, the nurse will contact your parent/guardian to pick you up.
Any injury on the school bus, school grounds, or in the school building must be reported to the nurse as soon as possible. First aid will be administered as needed. Follow-up treatment of such injuries is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Home injuries are not the responsibility of the school.
Medication must be brought to school by a parent or guardian, in the original container, accompanied by a written request from the doctor indicating frequency and dosage of the prescribed medication for students who require medication. Doctors' notes are also required for all over-the counter medications. All medication must be left with the school nurse and used under her supervision.
Annual screening for vision, hearing and scoliosis are completed by the nurse during the school year. The school nurse should be notified immediately about any child’s physical ailments.
NYSDOE requires that all incoming 6th grade students have boosters of certain immunizations when they turn 11 years of age. All 6th graders must have 2 varicella, 1 TDAP, and possibly a 4th polio vaccination this school year 2015-2016. The nurse will notify you, by mail, as to which vaccination your child may need in order to be in compliance with the new State immunization requirements. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Scannello @ 631-673-2147.
The safety and welfare of students on school buses is considered to be of utmost importance. Any act by a student or students that endangers the safety and welfare of others is forbidden. Illustrations of the above include smoking, disorderliness, fighting, horseplay or any act that might distract the attention of the bus driver while he or she is driving the vehicle.
Students are reminded that the bus and bus stop are an extension of the school grounds, and all of the rules which are observed at school concerning behavior, respect for property, will be enforced.
Students are expected to behave in a manner which ensures the driver’s ability to operate the bus in the safest way. The basic rules to be followed on the bus which are to be posted on each bus, include the following:
A violation of any of these rules is sufficient cause for the issuance of a report of misbehavior by the bus driver. The driver, in applying the rules fairly, can issue verbal warnings and assign seats prior to filing a written report. Disciplinary action resulting from the receipt of a written report shall be carried out by the building administrator and reported to transportation as well as to the Assistant Superintendent. Repeated or severe misbehavior may result in the suspension of privileges.
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**Written permission presented to the Woodhull Main Office for approval and school bus pass is required before a student may ride on a bus other than his or her regular bus or leave their bus at any stop other than their own.
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**Due to food allergies, please do not share food with other students. Students are not permitted to bring in treats (homemade or store bought) to share to celebrate special occasions.
We have an excellent school library available for your use. The library is a quiet place for learning and research. To ensure materials are well-maintained and accessible; a simple Circulation Policy is in effect in the library. To maintain this atmosphere of learning the following must be observed:
In-school suspension is assigned to a student whose behavior warrants immediate removal from the general setting such as insubordination, or unacceptable conduct creating a disturbance of the educational process. Students who are assigned in-school suspension are responsible for obtaining the work for that school day, as well as the homework relative to the day’s work. Students will work quietly in the in-school suspension room and complete their work for the day.
Out-of-school suspension may be assigned for serious infractions of school rules, as follows: repeated truancy, smoking, fighting, possession of alcohol or any controlled substance, false fire alarms, insubordination, abuse of a teacher (verbal or physical), extortion, possession of a weapon, or any conduct which otherwise endangers the safety, morals, health or welfare of oneself or others. Parents are notified of out-of-school suspension.
Students who develop a record of disciplinary referrals will be subject to a loss of privileges. The consequences will be determined by the types of disciplinary infractions that occur. Loss of privileges may include social probation, non-attendance on school trips and exclusion from a variety of school related activities.
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Principal: Traci Roethel
Asst. Principal: Jarrett Stein
1-631-673-2030 Main Office
1-631 425-4718 FAX
School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.