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Opening Campus – 2020-21


Following Gov. Cuomo's official directive last Friday that Long Island schools can open in-person following NY State guidelines, including six feet of separation, masks, and students grouped in cohorts, we are now ready to share with families our full Friends Academy 2020 Return-to-School Guide

Our Return-to-School Guide is our plan to start the school year. Each week we will assess and track our own data regarding Covid infection rates and that of the region, so that by Friday, Oct. 2, we will be able to communicate to families about the next phase of our return.

In the days and weeks ahead we will always place the well-being of our community at the forefront.  At Friends Academy, our community is our greatest strength and this has never been more important.

Please enjoy these remaining weeks of summer and we will see you very soon.


Head of School Andrea Kelly
Interim Incident Command Team Manager Ken Ambach
Incoming Incident Command Team Manager Mark Preziosi


New York State COVID-19 Report Card

Reopening Campus 2020-21 Team Captains

  • Health & Safety Team – Team Captain Ken Ambach (Director of Technology)
  • Teaching & Learning Team – Team Captain Jen Halliday (Assistant Head of School and Director of Academic Affairs)
  • Employee Relations Team – Team Captain Tricia Licari (Director of Human Resources)
  • Finance and Facilities Team – Team Captain Ann Marie Tidona (Director of Finance, Operations & Strategic Projects)
  • Communications & Relationships Team – Team Captain Andrea Miller (Director of Strategic Communications)

Please click above to view our complete Health & Safety protocols, which were submitted to the New York State Department of Health on July 31.

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