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Curriculum & Instruction Headlines

 Huntington UFSD has won a $200,000 Stronger Connections grant.
January 22, 2024

Huntington UFSD Captures Stronger Connections State Grant

Huntington UFSD has captured a New York State Education Department Stronger Connections grant in the amount of $202,515. The grant supports an expansion of safe, health and supportive learning opportunities and environments and to prevent and respond to acts of bullying, violence and hate.

 Five new physical education courses are coming to Huntington High School.
October 31, 2023

Trustees Approve New Physical Education Courses

Huntington School Board voted unanimously to approve five new physical education courses that will be open to students in grades 9-12. Team Sports, Individual/Lifetime Sports, Personal Fitness, Dance, Yoga & Mindfulness and Unified Physical Education will be semester-long courses that students can schedule during the 2024/25 school year.

 The Huntington School Board approved a new Video Broadcasting III course
October 30, 2023

Trustees Approve Video Broadcasting III Course

The popularity of Huntington High School’s new video broadcasting program has led to addition of a new course for the 2024/25 school year: Video Broadcasting III. Annual registration is expected to initially include as many as a dozen juniors and seniors.

 New faculty members gathered for workshops in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School library (3)
September 1, 2023

New Huntington Teachers Welcomed at Orientation

A group of 34 excited new Huntington School District teachers participated in an orientation program last week in preparation for what everyone hopes will be long and successful careers for the incoming faculty members.

 A new contemporary music course is coming to Huntington High School (1)
June 7, 2023

New Contemporary Music Course Approved by Trustees

Huntington School Board members have approved a new high school music course titled, “Contemporary Music: Jazz, Hip-hop, Rap & More.” The class will be available in the 2024/25 school year. The one semester course will be open to students in grades 9-12. Enrollment is estimated to total 40.

 Anthropology will be offered to Huntington students beginning in 2024-25.
June 18, 2023

New Anthropology Course Approved by Trustees

A new anthropology course is coming to Huntington High School after Huntington School Board members gave final approval to the proposal. The one-semester long class will be open to students in grades 10-12. Enrollment is estimated to total 25. The new course will be available during the 2024/25 school year.

 Huntington School Board members have approved a new Visual Journaling course (3)
April 18, 2023

Visual Journaling Class Coming to Huntington High School

A new Visual Journaling class will be coming to Huntington High School in September 2024 now that Huntington School Board members have given their approval to a proposal to establish the course. Huntington UFSD’s Subject Matter Council and Educational Development Committee gave their approval in March.

 A new music course is coming to Finley Middle School.
April 18, 2023

New Finley Music Course Approved for 2023-24

Huntington School Board members gave their approval for a new Band Instrumental Methods course at J. Taylor Finley Middle School. It will debut in September 2023 with an expected enrollment of about 20 seventh graders.

 A new Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education course is coming to Huntington High School
February 10, 2023

New Foundations of Education Course Approved

Huntington School Board members have approved a new Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education course that will be available to students for the first time during the 2024/25 school year. The half-credit, one semester elective class will be offered to juniors and seniors. Enrollment is estimated to total 25.

 Huntington School Board members have approved a new Educational Philosophy course
February 8, 2023

Trustees Approve Educational Psychology Course

Huntington School Board members approved a new Educational Psychology course. It will be implemented in the 2024/25 school year. Registration will be open to students in grades 11-12. Enrollment in one semester class is expected to total about 25 students.


Curriculum and Instruction Important Information

Assistant Superintendent For Curriculum & Instruction

Beth M. McCoy
631-673-2036
bmccoy@hufsd.edu
Kisha Fowlkes, Secretary for Curriculum & Instruction
631-673-2035
631-824-9609 FAX
kfowlkes@hufsd.edu
District Offices
50 Tower Streeet, Huntington, NY 11746
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Consolidated Application/ Title I Funding:

The Consolidated Application is an annual application that captures funds the Federal Government provides to schools through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The application consists of four subgrants: Title I, Title IIA, Title III, and Title IV. Title I funds provide school districts money to support programs for students at-risk of not meeting state standards in reading, math, science and social studies. Title I funds are the largest source of funding to K-12 schools. Title IIA funds support effective instruction. Title III funds support programs for English Language Learners and Immigrant students, and Title IV funds focus on Student Support and Academic Enrichment.

Consolidated Application planning and feedback is ongoing through building Shared Decision Making (SDM) teams, as well as the Districtwide Shared Decision Making (SDM) team. Please reach out to your building SDM Team to provide suggestions and comments on Consolidated Grant funding. Additionally, drafts of the Consolidated Application are available for review from July 15th until August 15th each year. The current Consolidated Application is available by request. Please contact Nancy Allard at 631-673-4294 or nallard@hufsd.edu.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)/Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRSSA)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two stimulus packages were passed by Congress: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRSAA).

The Huntington School District received $5,671,448 in ARPA funding and $2,523,467 in CRSAA funding.

ARPA funding focuses on:

  • Supporting the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services
  • Addressing the impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions.
  • Ensuring interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs
  • Addressing the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, English language learners, racial and ethnic minorities, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.

CRSAA funding focuses on:

  • Relief funds to address the impact of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools. (ESSER 2-Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief)
  • Funds to support educational agencies with emergency assistance to address the impact of COVID-19. (GEER-Governor’s Emergency Education Relief)

Please see attached documentation on the Huntington Union Free School District’s implementation of ARPA and CRSSA funding. Public comment regarding the Huntington Union Free School District’s ARPA spending plan can be shared here:https://forms.gle/kHpEp9xfQ8YDYxbk7

For additional information or comments regarding the American Rescue Plan and/or CRSSA grant funding, please contact Nancy Allard at 631-673-4294 ornallard@hufsd.edu.

ARPA and CRSSA plans as well as, alternate methods of communication, and alternate languages are available upon request. Please contact Nancy Allard at 631-673-4294 ornallard@hufsd.edu.

Supporting Documentation:

About The Curriculum & Instruction Office

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Learning Standards come to Life

The assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction oversees the academic disciplines and special areas, and works with the district directors and principals to link the New York State Learning Standards to the content areas.

Curriculum, Research, Testing, Intervention

In the Huntington Union Free School District we provide students with a high quality core curriculum in social studies, Languages Other than English, science, mathematics and English language arts. Students also participate in other learning experiences that include physical education/health, art, music, technology and business.

The assistant superintendent is also responsible for research, testing and academic intervention services provided to our students district wide. This office is responsible for providing professional development opportunities for our professional teaching staff and others through workshops and conferences, and our New Teacher Orientation program.

District Wide Curriculum and Performance Assessments

Classroom instruction in each curriculum area is guided by the New York State Learning Standards. These standards articulate the skills, knowledge and understandings students need in order to become educated citizens. Student performance toward these standards is measured by classroom assessments, periodic benchmark assessments and the New York State assessments. The office of curriculum and instruction is responsible for the development of curriculum guides that assist our teachers in their development of daily lesson plans.

Development, Guidance and Compliency

The assistant superintendent, directors, assistant principals and chairpersons, work closely with our building principals in the supervision of instructional staff. They maintain their expertise in their fields of study through continual professional development. The office of curriculum and instruction responds to New York State Department of Education mandates and initiatives to ensure that our programs of study are compliant with federal and state guidelines.

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Asst. Superintendent for C & I

Beth McCoy

Beth M. McCoy

Curriculum & Instruction

Beth M. McCoy has been Huntington’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction since July 2017.

Ms. McCoy earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Boston College. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in elementary education and the Hispanic experience in 1999 and a Master of Science in moderate/special needs education in 2000. She went on to earn a professional diploma in school administration and supervision at CUNY-Queens College in 2006 and a second professional diploma in school district leadership at St. John’s University in 2012.

Ms. McCoy earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Boston College. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in elementary education and the Hispanic experience in 1999 and a Master of Science in moderate/special needs education in 2000. She went on to earn a professional diploma in school administration and supervision at CUNY-Queens College in 2006 and a second professional diploma in school district leadership at St. John’s University in 2012.

Ms. McCoy earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Boston College. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in elementary education and the Hispanic experience in 1999 and a Master of Science in moderate/special needs education in 2000. She went on to earn a professional diploma in school administration and supervision at CUNY-Queens College in 2006 and a second professional diploma in school district leadership at St. John’s University in 2012.

Ms. McCoy earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Boston College. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in elementary education and the Hispanic experience in 1999 and a Master of Science in moderate/special needs education in 2000. She went on to earn a professional diploma in school administration and supervision at CUNY-Queens College in 2006 and a second professional diploma in school district leadership at St. John’s University in 2012.

Ms. McCoy earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Boston College. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in elementary education and the Hispanic experience in 1999 and a Master of Science in moderate/special needs education in 2000. She went on to earn a professional diploma in school administration and supervision at CUNY-Queens College in 2006 and a second professional diploma in school district leadership at St. John’s University in 2012.

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