March 16, 2021


All Members of Our High School Community,

We are informing staff and students that a member of our high school community has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was on school premises on 3/15/2021 and did have direct exposure with other members of our community. 

The high school will remain OPEN during this time. We are working closely with the Nassau and NYC Health Departments to identify anyone who may have had close contact with the person to determine if they might have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. If you or your child are identified as having been potentially exposed, Martin De Porres Administration or the Nassau County/NYC Health Departments will contact you.

The agency began COVID-19 testing on site and continues to increase measures above what is required to ensure that students and staff are as safe as possible. To date in our first on site testing, we were able to test over fifty percent of our in-person school members which included staff and students. After on site testing, be reminded to check your email frequently for results. If you are not randomly selected you can still choose to test on site at the high school. Additionally, members of our high school community are encouraged to test regularly and provide results to the email


Our schools continue to utilize the Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to reduce viral transmission and keep our Staff/Students and school personnel healthy and safe. Parents and family members can assist this effort by promoting healthy behaviors and following these practices included in our reopening plan.


Much Obliged,

Dr. Cooper.



Martin De Porres High School


Jamal came to MDP after experiencing ongoing school problems. Teachers described him as constantly angry and aggressive. Basically, acting-out behavior limited his learning. For Jamal, every day in school was a challenge. Simply put, Jamal needed a placement where he could be successful. The Martin De Porres High School became the answer...


*Please note: Children featured in this section are not actual MDP students. These stories are representative of the life experiences of our students. 

Casa de La Salle Educational Residence 


Jenny could not adjust to public school. She just could not pay attention and would get into trouble for not following directions. At MDP, she really took to the structure and schedule. But more so, she liked her teachers and made friends with her classmates. She liked the feeling of being a "part of the class". Jenny felt better about herself and her learning improved...

Tommy came to the "Casa" carrying a lot of anger and sadness. Life was not easy for him. Since living at the "CASA" he has found a supportive community of adults and peers. In this environment, he has blossomed...


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