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Talk Back: How Was The First Day Back To School?

West Islip schools are open once again, some heading off for the first time.

West Islip Schools kicked off the new academic year Tuesday morning, as thousands of kids returned to class after summer break.

It was a wet and difficult morning for parents of middle schoolers in the district, as several parents reported flooding on Udall Road heading to as well as the back entrance to , causing traffic to back up on sorrounding streets.

Did you run into problems during the first day or was it a breeze? Answer our poll or tell us in the comments.

Franks and Beans September 07, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Do you have anything positive to say? Closets? Really? You really think teachers will be in closets with teachers? Get out and get some fresh air!
Gerry September 07, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Then you obviously havent been in some of the elementary buildings. There are absolutely teachers in closets. Go look for yourself before you make unnecessary comments.
Carrie September 08, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Some people call it complaining but I call it fighting for truth and justice! Thank you to the people that do fight for truth and justice while so many others feel the same way but stay silent.
Walter Isaacs September 08, 2012 at 03:06 AM
I heard from a neighbor that a 1st grader was left at the bus stop with a stranger on Wednesday. The parents didn't get a call from the Manetuck principal until Thursday.
Wendy Regan September 08, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Franks and Beans: Hate to rain on your parade (actually, I don't) but it just so happens that the reading teacher's office at Oquenock (you know, where she teaches kids to READ) IS IN A CLOSET! Closet, Franks and Beans as in A TINY ROOM ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS. In fact F&B, the reading teacher's closet, I mean room, is so small (everyone now: How small is it?) It's so small that the child who is being taught to read has to share a desk with the reading teacher because there isn't enough space to accomodate two desks in the reading closet, I mean reading room. I AM doing something positive Franks and Beans, I'm fighting for the safety and education of our children--all of our children F&B-----even yours. Can't get more positive than that, can you?

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