Dear MDP Community,
I am writing to inform you that we received information about a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at our Elementary & Junior High School program in Elmont. We have worked closely with the Nassau County Department of Health to coordinate testing and tracing appropriately. Any student or staff with potential exposure has been contacted directly by school administration. We have informed all “close contact” students and/or staff members that they should quarantine for 10 days. The classroom has been closed and all students and staff have been transitioned to fully virtual instruction for the duration of the quarantine. Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the classroom have been completed, and the space will not be utilized until the end of the quarantine period.
Martin De Porres continues to encourage all staff and parents to temperature scan and closely monitor themselves or their children for any sign of potential illness. Students and staff should remain home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, new or persistent cough, headache, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and/or stomach issues (diarrhea). We also strongly encourage staff and families to consult their physician and consider COVID-19 testing, particularly considering the increase in positive cases in New York City and Long Island. Testing is a highly effective tool to keep ourselves and those around us safe from the spread of this disease. Please visit our webpage at and go to our “Fall Reopening Resources” page. You will find links to help find testing resources nearest you.
Please be vigilant, we want everyone to be safe and it’s our job to keep each other as safe as possible. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts daily, and praying for your health and safety. And we appreciate your continued support! Please feel free to contact me at 516-502-2840 if you have any questions.
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.