March 16th - April 20th
Dear Martin De Porres Families and Staff,
Martin De Porres announced it's closure on Monday the 16th, along with all of Nassau County and New York City Department of Education schools. As of Wednesday March 18th all schools in New York State will be closed. These are challenging times we find ourselves in, facing a new normal that's difficult to understand.
We have been working diligently over the last few weeks to prepare for this eventuality. However long this closure lasts, our goal is to stay present and connected to the lives of our students, families, and staff. Over the course of this closure, our teachers, social workers, and support staff will stay engaged with students and families to minimize the disruption to their lives.
Make no mistake, this is a disruption, but it's one that is necessary to try to protect the health and safety of our communities. While schools are closed we must all do our part. MDP will use this time to perform more extensive cleaning and sanitizing of our facilities. I encourage you and your children to wash their hands frequently, avoid touching your face, sneeze or cough into the inside of your elbow, and to practice social distancing.
We're in this together, and together we'll see our way through.
Mr. Joseph Trainor
"I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders." - Seneca
LIFE CHANGING RESULTS...
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...
Martin De Porres Elementary/Jr.