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Farmingdale High School

Important Flyers and Information

Friday, March 13, 2020, A Day

Students who are scheduled to take the SAT Exam on Saturday, March 14th must check with College Board to make sure your testing site is still administering the exam. You should have received an email directly from College Board of the testing sites that have canceled the exam. 

Attention all parents and visitors we will practice our drills on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. While we practice our drills, visitors will not be permitted to enter the building. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Daily Announcements:

SGA is selling tee shirts, bracelets, and stickers to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Shirts will be sold in the Commons during lunch periods March 11th through March 13th. They are $12 each and should be worn on Friday, March 20th. 

To all students: The Farmingdale Cultural Arts Committee is looking for student representatives. Meetings are approximately one time per month and take place in the evening. Please see Mrs. Martinez for more details.

Registration for the Summer 2020 Drivers' Education Program begins on Monday, March 9th and ends on Friday, May 8th. Applications are available in the Student Activities Office or by "clicking here". You must be 16 years of age and have a Learner's Permit to register. The cost for the program is $488. Classes begin on Wednesday, July 1st and classes will end on Friday, August 14th. There will be no classes on Friday, July 3, 2020. 

The next opportunity to purchase your graduation caps and gowns from Jostens will be in the Commons on Thursday and Friday, April 2nd and 3rd, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be the last opportunity to purchase caps and gowns without incurring a late fee. Flyers are available in the Main Office and can also be accessed from the Class of 2020 folder through the Virtual Backpack link.

Please return all of your overdue library books to the Library ASAP. Also, the Library is offering free books for all. Come by and take a look!

Academic and other Opportunities/Pathways
(January 16, 2020 Presentation)

FHS Virtual Backpack

To All Students and Families: Please reference the important notices in the Virtual Backpack link above that are crucial for you to read and understand for the 2019/2020 school year.

Look for information regarding:

  • Class of 2020's Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 and related events. 

Procedures for Visiting Farmingdale High School

All visitors are welcome to enter our building through the main front doors. Visitors should be prepared to present their driver's license upon entering the building. Thank you for your cooperation. 

To our Continuing Community Education Staff and Students:
Due to district wide security updates, the rear entrance by the large parking lot at the high school is no longer open in the evening. Please park in the front and pool parking lots and use those entrances. Also, it may be necessary to show ID before entering the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

To our students:  Please be considerate and respectful of our neighbors when parking your cars by obeying the parking signs. Please keep our community clean by disposing of litter in the many trash receptacles located inside and outside our building.

To our Parents and Visitors: Farmingdale High School will continue to be locked during school hours. No door will be left open for visitors after 7:30 a.m. All visitors to Farmingdale High School must now enter in the front of the building through the main entrance. Visitors will need to ring the doorbell and visually present an ID before a monitor will open the door. All visitors will be processed using the LobbyGuard System, sign in AND surrender a government / photo ID. Upon signing out, your ID will be returned. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance. 

Please be considerate of our neighbors when parking your cars while attending the many day and evening events that occur at our school. We also ask that you be mindful of the parking signs and to please refrain from blocking any section of a driveway.

Thank you for your cooperation and for respecting the properties of our neighbors.

Current News

Let's make sure all Dalers Count!

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Today is Census Day! A key reference date for the 2020 Census (not a deadline) to remind everyone to fill out their Census questionnaire.

The 2020 Census is our one chance to ensure that Long Island gets its fair share of funding, resources, and elected representation for years to come. Census data affects much more than we often realize - everything from school funding to class size to resources for road repair, from where businesses choose to locate to even the number of representatives we have in Congress. Even though the Census influences so many aspects of our day to day lives and things we may take for granted, many people do not know just how important filling out the Census questionnaire truly is. The stakes for our region couldn't be higher, especially now. 

It is up to us to stand together to ensure that Long Island is fairly and fully represented in the 2020 Census. Make sure to fill out the 2020 Census and do everything you can to share the word about this important civic duty!


¡Hoy es el día del censo! Una fecha de referencia clave para el Censo 2020 (no una fecha límite) para recordar a todos que deben completar su cuestionario del Censo.

El Censo 2020 es nuestra única oportunidad para garantizar que Long Island obtenga su parte justa de fondos, recursos y representación elegida en los próximos años. Los datos del censo afectan mucho más de lo que a menudo nos damos cuenta: desde la financiación de la escuela hasta el tamaño de la clase y los recursos para la reparación de carreteras, desde donde las empresas deciden ubicarse hasta el número de representantes que tenemos en el Congreso. Aunque el Censo influye en muchos aspectos de nuestra vida cotidiana y en cosas que podemos dar por sentado, muchas personas no saben cuán importante es realmente completar el cuestionario del Censo.
Lo que está en juego para nuestra región no podría ser mayor, especialmente ahora.

Depende de nosotros unirnos para garantizar que Long Island esté justa y plenamente representada en el Censo 2020. ¡Asegúrese de completar el Censo 2020 y haga todo lo posible para compartir la palabra sobre este importante deber cívico!

Thank you Cafeteria & Transportation Staff!

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A big shout out to our cafeteria and transportation staff!
Every morning at 6am, with assembly-line precision in the west cafeteria of HMS, the Farmingdale School District’s cafeteria staff are preparing and bagging approximately 300 free/reduced-price meals for students in need. These meals are being picked up and delivered by staffers Larry Mattei and Brian Sammut, with extra help from Marc Medina and Troy Hill from our District Transportation Office. 
Thank you to them for making this possible!

Thank you to our Custodial Staff!

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Much gratitude for our custodial staff!
Every day since the closure, the Farmingdale School District custodial staff has reported to work to deep clean all six of our school buildings—scouring desks, walls, and floors across the district. They are disinfecting thousands of surfaces to ensure our students and staff come back to a safe and clean environment. At a time when most people are avoiding public areas of congregation, our custodial team has thrust themselves into that very environment without reservation.
“I want to express my deep appreciation for our crews! They cleaned every inch of 500,000 square feet of space,” said Martin Dar Conte, Operation and Maintenance for Farmingdale Schools. “It was a monumental task and I am so proud to be a part of this group. Thank you!”
“Heroes come in all shapes and sizes,” said Superintendent Paul Defendini. “Today, our heroes are these brave and giving custodians. Thank you, team, for putting yourself out there for our safety. Your efforts do not go unnoticed!”

Theatre Students Perform Monologues

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, five students, along with theatre teacher Glen Beck, attended the 22nd annual Monologue Competition for high school and middle school students at Nassau Community College. This year’s theme was “Thinking Outside the Box.”

The students— Jonathan Doty, Ashley Deschamps, Mia Smith, Zipporah Muse, and Rebecca Kenjesky—were required to perform a one-minute monologue in front of a panel of college theatre professors. Rebecca Kenjesky took third place in the high school freshman/sophomore category.

“I am very proud of the students and their participation,” said Mr. Beck. “Each had excellent monologues and faced some tough competition. The genesis of their monologues took place in theatre class and I was thrilled to see these five students represent the excellent work that our Farmingdale students are capable of performing.”

FHS Competition Cheer Team Wins State Championship!

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The Farmingdale High School varsity cheerleading competition team won the New York State Championship title this past weekend—capturing the Division I Large School title. The team is the first Nassau County cheerleading team to ever win a state championship title in cheerleading. This was the second year that Farmingdale competed at the varsity level and the third year that competitive cheerleading has been a part of the Farmingdale athletic program. 

The competition was held at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. The girls went through two rounds of competition, competing in a preliminary round against eleven other teams in the morning, then moving into the finals with a third place standing before taking the win.

“We are so over the moon excited!” said coach Caitlin Weinsheimer. “Going into the competition this weekend, we set a goal for ourselves to make it to finals. Once we accomplished that we knew that our final performance would be the last time we would take the mat together as a team. The girls gave it everything they had—they left their hearts and souls on the mat. We didn’t know what the outcome would be, but we knew we gave it our absolute best and we won! It is a moment that I will never forget!”

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for this team and for coach Caitlin Weinsheimer,” said FHS Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson. “There is a portion of their routine where they chant Daler Pride! and we could not be prouder of what this team has accomplished.” 

Click here to watch video of the announcement of their win

Click here to read coverage of their win in Newsday


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