Verne W. Critz Elementary

185 North Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 730-1675
Fax: (631) 286-2918

Grades K - 3

Hours: 9:20 am - 3:20 pm

Principal: Mrs. Mandy Mazziotti





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NYS Physical Examination Requirement
NYSED requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Pre-School Special education (CPSE). The linked NYS School Health Examination form is required to be completed in entirety by a private health care provider or school medical director. If we do not receive your child's exam by October 30th, we will have your child seen by our school doctor. Please call our school nurse if you do not wish your child to have an in-school exam.

In The News

Varsity athletes serve as role models

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żHigh School fall varsity athletes recently spent time with third grade students at Verne W. Critz Elementary School as part of the ż School District’s social and emotional learning program Second Step.

The program was inaugurated during the 2022-2023 school year, with fall and winter athletes visiting students at Kreamer Street and ż elementary schools.

Second Step aims to create lasting bonds between żHigh School student-athletes and third graders in the district’s elementary schools. The athletes serve as role models as they shadow the third graders and support them in all aspects of their day, from assisting with lessons and academics to accompanying them to lunch.

Prior to the visit, all of the student-athletes were trained in social and emotional learning techniques.

Date Added: 11/21/2023

Students recognize board of education

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As part of School Board Recognition Week, third grade students at Verne W. Critz Elementary School paid tribute to the ż Board of Education during the board’s work session on Oct. 25. The students, under the direction of music teacher Branden Andrade, performed a musical tribute on their recorders and presented the board with a thank-you sign.

Date Added: 11/1/2023