I welcome you to the NIS community with enthusiasm and high expectations for the upcoming year. The core principles upon which NIS was founded are respect for the individual needs of each child and embracing parents as partners in your child's educational journey. NIS continues to uphold these values through our unique staff and their commitment to warm, engaging, and meaningful relationships with the children. We offer numerous venues for you to share in your child's education and the NIS community - monthly thematic events, team meetings, parent council, parent workshops, and special events. NIS continues to grow from our experiences with you and your child and we encourage your involvement in the form that works best for your family. On behalf of the administration and staff at NIS, I welcome you to the NIS family and feel truly privileged to be entrusted with the care of your child. We are committed to exceeding your expectations.
September - November
9/4 & 9/5
Staff Development Day 
No Students
First Day of School
Join other parents for a Boo-Hoo Breakfast in the Open Space after drop-off
9/10 & 9/11
School Closed in observance of Rosh Hashana
School Closed in observance of Yom Kippur
AIM Workshops Begin (meetings every Wednesday through 11/14, except 10/31)
Kids Stuff
Coupon Book Fundraiser
10/4 Open School Night
10/5, 9:30 AM
Parent Council Meeting
10/6, 9 AM -12 PM
Saturday Respite
School Closed in Observance of Columbus Day
10/9 & 10/10
Picture Day

10/11, 5:30-8 PM
Pasta Night
Safe Halloween
Original Works holiday artwork fundraiser
11/3, 1 - 4 PM
Staff Development Day 
No Students
School Closed in observance of Veterans Day
Vendor Fair
11/22 & 11/23
School Closed 
Thanksgiving Recess

Dear Friends of NIS,


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  We are thrilled to see those of you who are returning, and getting to know those families who are new to NIS this fall!  We have many exciting activities planned for students and their families this year, and look forward to having a wonderful year of learning, growing, and flourishing together.  


We know how difficult it can be to drop your children off on their first days of preschool, so we welcome you to come to the Open Space after you drop your children off for a Boo-Hoo Breakfast, to shed a tear or two with other families sharing similar emotions.  It will be a nice way to calm your nerves while getting to know other families within the school. 


Please 'like' us on Facebook today, as we update our page daily with important information and post fun snap shots of school activities.  All weather related delays and cancellations will also be posted on our Facebook site.  This monthly e-newsletter will also serve as a good reference for you, as it will have all of the important dates and information you will need for the month. 


We encourage attendance at our Parent Council meetings, where you can learn ways you can help us at school events and fundraisers, join committees, and more. Meeting dates will be posted on monthly e-newsletters.


We look forward to getting to know all of you! Our goal is to make NIS a home away from home.  We look forward to another fun year at NIS!



Susan Cali 

Director of Development (x128) 

NIS Social Story

Be sure to check out our website and share NIS's social story with your children before their first day of school!  It will familiarize them with our school and the faces they'll see while they are here.  Enjoy!

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The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) is an innovative early childhood learning center that respects the unique needs of all children and their families.  Our commitment is to provide therapeutic and educational services in a nurturing environment with the highest standard of expertise.  NIS is a not for profit school that receives funding from New York State and Suffolk County to cover programs and services for students with disabilities; however, we rely on donations to enhance these programs and services. To learn more about NIS, please visit our website at Please  consider making a tax-deductible donation today!