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Curriculum and Instruction

Rory J. Manning, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration
2 Old Field Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740
Phone: 631-754-5320 ext. 6325

General Information

Welcome to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction!  The Mission of the Harborfields Central School District is to provide an innovative and collaborative learning environment where all students are empowered to realize their unique potential while striving for academic excellence. We aim to prepare students for their future and to equip each child with the essential tools needed to become respectful, responsible, resilient, empathetic, self-assured adults. Harborfields is committed to developing life-long learners with the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to achieve success as active citizens within their local community and in an ever-changing diverse global society.

As a district, we have endeavored to utilize best practices in professional learning to enhance instruction and curriculum. By offering a wide array of learning opportunities, programs and courses, we have ensured opportunities for students to engage in critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, collaboration and creativity as part of their school experience and provided for effective use of technology and real-world application of knowledge and skills.  At the same time, the district has expanded SEL initiatives to build social/emotional resilience in students by developing school-based programs and incorporating social and emotional development into the educational curriculum.  Finally, we have strived to foster communication with and participation of all constituents of the school and larger community.  Our district is fortunate in having talented and dedicated professional staff that is committed to our Vision Statement: Success for our HF Family, One Child at a Time.

District Software

All software used in the District, both free and subscription based, are vetted for compliance with New York State Education Law 2-d, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and the Children's Internet Protection Act.  Our Supplemental Information page provides a "living" list of software that is updated regularly. Additional information such as each company's privacy policy and other documents are provided to further explain the protection of student and staff data.   

Parent Support

The technology support links below provide access to quick tutorial documents and videos.  If you need additional support, please contact your child's teacher.

I Need Assistance with a District Device: Email the Help Desk

Tutorial Video: Translate a Web-Page Into Any Language

Tutorial Video: Turn On Video Subtitles In Any Language

How to Navigate Your Child's Google Classroom

 

Social-Emotional Support for Parents: The district's Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) includes two PEP Talks hosted by our building psychologists.  The links to view these PEP Talks will be provided below along with any resources. 

Harborfields Parent Empowerment Program Flyer

September 3, 2020 - PEP Talk Video - (Kid President Video Link)

October 28, 2020 - PEP Talk Video

Homeschooling

If you are planning to Home Instruct your child, please read the NYSED Part 100.10 Home Instruction RegulationsParents who wish to Home School their child should submit a letter of intent to Dr. Rory J. Manning by email or mail to the address above.  We request that the 2020-2021 Home Schooling “Letter of Intent” be submitted by July 1, 2020 and the “Individualized Home Instruction Plan” (IHIP) be submitted by August 15, 2020. Letters of Intent are requested by July 1st, however, they are accepted at any time throughout the year. Once submitted, we will notify you via email that we have received your Letter of Intent. Confirmation and approval of Individual Home Instruction Plans (IHIPs) will also be completed via email. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

Homeschooling IHIP Requirements Summary

Quarterly Reports Template