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csCherokee Street Elementary School

130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey



Please note there is an early dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Wednesday, March 24 – Buses depart at 11:05 am

Parent Pick-Up Line procedures remain the same as any other day. 
Parents can begin to line up in their cars at 11:05 am after the buses leave on Cherokee St. (Gr. 1-5)
and N. Ontario St. (Gr. K). 

Please make the necessary arrangements to ensure the safety of your children on the early dismissal
day and send a note to the teacher for any change in normal dismissal procedures—particularly for
any after-school childcare programs.  Please remember, students are not permitted to go home on
another child’s bus this year.


Cherokee Student Health Assessment


Principal's Opening Letter 2020-2021

New Parent Walker Line Dismissal Procedure 2020-2021 


Our Mission

The mission of the Cherokee Street

School is to bring child and community

together to create a safe and caring

learning environment where each

individual can reach his/her maximum

potential and achieve his/her personal



Belief Statement

We believe that…

Community involvement is paramount.
Learning occurs in all facets of life.
Individuals can grow into good and respectful citizens.
Maximum potential should be emphasized.
Best efforts are essential from all.

Current News

Country Music Day at Cherokee

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To celebrate Music in Our Schools Month, Cherokee Street Elementary School students dressed up according to a different musical genre on each Friday of March. Enjoy this video of Country Music Day!

St. Patrick's Day at Cherokee

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy this rendition of "Swallowtail Jig" performed by Cherokee Street Elementary School fourth grader Michael Johnson and orchestra director Jessica Mayer.

Encouraging Dignity for all Students

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Elementary and middle schools in the Connetquot Central School District recently participated in the district’s annual “Dignity for All Students Act Week,” which promotes acceptance and unity in all aspects.

Edith L. Slocum Elementary School facilitated a “kindness chain reaction” project where each class was assigned another class for which to complete an act of kindness. Fourth and fifth graders at the school also embarked on a scavenger hunt, using educational posters hung around the building to answer questions about mental health and bullying. DASA week at Cherokee Street Elementary School featured daily dress-up themes, including superhero day because “superheroes take a stand against bullying” and jersey day because “everyone counts.” At John Pearl Elementary School, students enjoyed a virtual assembly hosted by nonprofit Camfel Productions, centering around themes such as being the best version of oneself and treating others with kindness. The week’s programming at Ronkonkoma Middle School included a virtual yoga program available to all students, a DASA-themed art showcase and an activity in which students wrote about what makes them special by answering the prompt “I am more than…”

Connetquot Central School District thanks all elementary and middle school faculty and staff for working hard to ensure another successful DASA week, as well as the students for enthusiastically participating in the week’s activities.