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Cayuga Elementary School

865 Hawkins Avenue
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Principal: Matthew P. Wells
Principal's Aide: Jason Plantamura
Principal’s Aide for Humanities: Dana Reino
Principal’s Aide for STEAM: Erin Lam
Secretaries: Mrs. DePalo & Mrs. Nickel
Nurse: Mrs. Fox
Phone: (631) 471-1800
School Hours: 8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Elementary Half Day Hours: 8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Sachem Transportation: (631) 471-1380
S.C.O.P.E. (Before/After Care): (631) 360-0800
Cayuga School


Please note that in the case of a 2-hour delayed opening, students should be at bus stops 2 hours from their regular pick-up time and students will be able to enter the building at 10:50 a.m. Instruction will begin at 11:00 a.m.


**ALL VISITORS MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING.**

***TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR SCHOOL, CHILDREN WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO THEIR CLASSROOMS BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL. ***


Updated Supply Lists

Cayuga Spirit Days 2023-2024

Curriculum Night Letter from the Principal 2023-2024

PTA Happenings – Monthly At-A-Glance

Sports Night ticket requests (first come-first served)

Sachem Family Connect Nights 2023-2

Kindergarten Registration 2024-2025

Cayuga in the News! Our teachers made a rather prestigious
list of Suffolk Elementary Schools with "A+" Teachers!


Cayuga Elementary School’s Mission Statement

The mission of the Cayuga staff and parents is:
To develop respectful and responsible students.
To provide students with an innovative, research-based curriculum.
To create a safe and secure learning environment.
To build the foundations for on-going academic success.

PLEASE CHECK THE VIRTUAL BACKPACK REGULARLY FOR ALL FLYERS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION, ALONG WITH THE CALENDAR LINK ON THE LEFT SIDE LISTED DIRECTLY UNDER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY.  THESE WILL HAVE THE MOST UP TO DATE EVENT NOTICES AND HAPPENINGS IN OUR BUILDING.

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In the News

Fourth Grader Awarded Summer Arts Scholarship

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Cayuga Elementary School fourth grader Jase Herrschaft received an honorable mention in Usdan’s Uniquely U Scholarship program, earning half tuition to the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. This award is valued at nearly $3,000.

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts brings together students to collaborate and develop their skills in the fields of the fine arts. The Uniquely U Scholarship Program celebrates creativity and self-expression and invites students from ages 7 to 18 to apply.

Date Added: 4/18/2024

‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ at Cayuga

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A Cayuga Elementary School student and staff member were honored for their life-saving efforts by the Sachem Central School District Board of Education and administration. Last week, second grader Olivia choked on her food during lunch. Her friend Kendall noticed and sprang into action by getting a nearby adult. Cayuga’s head custodian Mike Horry administered the Heimlich Maneuver on Olivia and was able to dislodge the food stuck in her throat. Kendall and Mr. Horry were hailed heroes for their quick-thinking during the incident.

“It not only underscores the importance of our first aid training for choking but also highlights the courage that is necessary to step in and apply that training in the moment,” said Principal Matt Wells. “I’m very thankful to these folks for saving this little girl’s life.”

Olivia thanked her fellow second grade friend and Mr. Horry during the April 16 Sachem Board of Education meeting.

“I want to say a big thank you for saving my life and not all superheroes wear capes. I love you.”

News 12 highlighted the heroic actions of Mr. Horry and Kendall in a story that can be viewed at the following link: https://longisland.news12.com/not-all-superheroes-wear-capes-lake-grove-elementary-student-thanks-classmate-and-custodian-that-saved-her-from-choking 

Date Added: 4/17/2024

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