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VS30 Celebrates Digital Learning Day 2024

Students and teachers across the district use technology and digital learning tools every day. Click here to view featured learners and their innovative, creative projects from each of our three schools.

Forest Road School kindergartners host cultural museum

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As a culmination of Forest Road Elementary School’s “Culture in Focus Week,” kindergartners in Mrs. Yochai and Mrs. Villalobos’ classes invited families to attend a Cultural Museum with the theme, “We are many. We are one!” Guests were welcomed with a multilingual performance of the song “Hello to All the Children of the World.”

Museum guides— student docents — presented artifacts that represented a part of their home culture. The displayed items included woven blankets, country flags, beaded items, paintings, jewelry and more. Many families joined in the museum presentations, adding fun narratives about growing up outside of the United States.

Following the presentations, guests visited the student-created souvenir shop filled with handcrafted, woven placemats, postcards and flags symbolic of the countries represented. The day culminated with guests and docents matching currency from various countries to their respective flags. The Culture Museum beautifully showcased the diversity and pride of Valley Stream District 30’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow.
Date Added: 2/27/2024

Valley Stream 30 Board of Education recognizes GATE recipient, new teachers

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Valley Stream District 30’s Board of Education recognized GATE recipient, math specialist at Shaw Avenue Elementary, Maggie Lauro, at the Jan. 22 business meeting held at Shaw Avenue Elementary School.

The receiving of GATE is a significant milestone in an educator’s career. It signifies Valley Stream District 30’s recognition of educators who have demonstrated their unwavering dedication, commitment, expertise and invaluable contributions to realizing the district’s vision of educating and inspiring students to reach their fullest potential to become Global Leaders of Tomorrow.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France commended Lauro for her hard work. “Maggie’s persistence in implementing research-based math programs in the classroom and her use of technology to support math instruction has been a game changer,” Dr. Garcia-France said.

Newly appointed special education teachers, Rachel Krasner of Forest Road and Brian Fox of Shaw Avenue) were also recognized at the meeting.
Date Added: 2/15/2024

L.I. Children’s Museum helps Shaw Avenue third graders celebrate Lunar New Year

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Third graders at Shaw Avenue Elementary School in the Valley Stream District 30 learned about the Lunar New Year thanks to a personalized visit from the Long Island Children’s Museum.

A representative of the Children’s Museum visited Darcel Franks’ class to explore various Lunar New Year traditions, including the vibrant celebrations held in China. Embracing the custom of lively parades featuring colorful dragon costumes, students were provided with paper plates to create their own dragon faces which they decorated with feathers, streamers, cotton balls, and markers.

Date Added: 2/5/2024

Workplace Violence Prevention District Statement


The Valley Stream Union Free School District #30 is committed to the safety and security of our employees. Workplace violence presents a serious occupational safety hazard to our agency, staff, and clients.

Workplace Violence is defined as any physical assault or act of aggressive behavior occurring where a public employee performs any work-related duty in the course of their employment including but not limited to an attempt or threat, whether verbal or physical, to inflict physical injury upon an employee; any intentional display of force which would give an employee reason to fear or expect bodily harm; intentional and wrongful physical contact with a person without their consent that entails some injury; or stalking an employee with the intent of causing fear of material harm to the physical safety and health of such employee when such stalking has arisen through and in the course of employment.



Click here to read the entire policy