Message From Our Principal

Fork Lane

Message From Our Principal

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the Fork Lane School webpage.  This year, I am honored to be serving as your Principal. 

As we prepare for this school year, my primary hope is that you, your children, and your loved ones are safe and healthy.  We are working diligently to prepare our school for the children who will be attending school in person and training teachers in new technologies to prepare for the children who will be participating in remote learning. Regardless of your choice, we are committed to providing high quality learning experiences for your child.

At Fork Lane, we value academic and social growth through providing rich educational experiences. Our K-5 school serves the needs of over 275 students.  We follow a standards-based curriculum which includes the implementation of Reading Street, Go Math, OHM Science (Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES), PNW Social Studies (Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES), and the Teachers College Writers Workshop.  Technology is integrated into the curriculum with students having access to ipads (K-2) and Chrome books (3-5).  Teachers use a variety of programs and apps to support learning including Google Classroom and Seesaw.  This year, teachers and students will be introduced to Schoology which will serve as a common platform for all students.  Using Schoology, current programs and learning activities will be integrated and accessible for students.

Educating the whole child is important at Fork Lane.  Last year, the Olweus program was implemented in each of our elementary schools.  The emphasis of the program is on improving peer relationships and making the school a positive place for students to learn and grow.  Class meetings are a core part of this program and help to improve communication, to understand and respect the differences among us and promote acceptance.   I am looking forward to building on the strong foundation which began last year and continuing this important work.  

Fork Lane values our home-school partnerships and I plan to continue this tradition.  Our school community is fortunate to have dedicated faculty, staff, and families, as well as the support of a strong PTA who works tirelessly to bring special programs and experiences to our students.  

This year I will be encouraging a growth mindset and activating the power of yet.  Each day we are doing things we’ve never done before.  With perseverance and effort, we have great potential.   Working together, we can to learn from our experiences and grow through these challenges.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516-733-2341.

With appreciation,

Susan Guiliano


Power of Yet