490 Pond Path, Setauket NY 11733
Phone: (631) 730-4400  |  Fax: (631) 730-4403


Attendance/Health Office -730-4410
Transportation Office: 730-5070/Fax: 730-5095
Weather Related Closing Information - 730-4050

Gail  B. Casciano, Principal
Nancy Pickford, Assistant Principal

School Hours are 8:43 a.m. to 2:58 p.m.

*Please do not drop students off earlier than 8:20 am.

School Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedure

Information regarding K-2 bus dismissal

K-2 Parent Release Authorization for Bus Dismissal

Dismissal Note Template

Visitor Protocols

Please be advised: Due to our updated security protocol, students participating in before school band, orchestra and chorus must be dropped off at either the University Drive Lobby or the Pond Path Greeter's Desk. The other entrances will be locked.


***Important News***

CLICK HERE to read letter on case of Pertussis March 15, 2017




March Spirit Calendar

February Spirit Calendar

  January Spirit Calendar



Attention Parents of Fifth and Sixth Grade Students

Please CLICK HERE for a letter from Mrs. Casciano about your child's SRI results




Bus transportation will be limited to designated bus routes and bus stops only.
CHILD CARE: For long-term child care purposes only, permission to take a different bus to and/or from school may be granted by the school principal by advance written request from the student's parent or guardian. The child care provider must be listed on the emergency contact card.


Nassakeag Vision Statement

Our school is a community of learners where we focus on the social, emotional, and academic growth of each child.  We strive to establish in each student a strong academic and personal foundation through high quality instructional experiences and school-wide adoption of "Rachel's Challenge" principles.  The principles are:
        1.  Start a chain reaction of kindness
        2.  Accept and include others
        3.  Be a positive influence

As a result, we have created a school climate that is conducive to learning.  Our students are able to achieve academic success in a safe, nurturing environment 


Nassakeag Welcomes New Assistant Principal




Current News

Exploring Colonial Times

Exploring Colonial Times

As part of their studies on the colonial period, Nassakeag Elementary School fourth-graders in Robbin Teitelbaum’s class stepped back in time to learn firsthand about the nation’s beginnings.

Many dressed in authentic clothing from the period as they took part in an afternoon of hands-on activities. They learned how to make candlestick holders, played colonial children’s games and even sampled some traditional food.

Skating to the Top

Skating to the Top
Nassakeag Elementary School third-grader Michaela Cassara recently competed at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York and won the Gold Medal for figure skating in her age group for the second consecutive year.

With this accomplishment, Michaela has earned a spot to compete in the State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan this summer.

Heart-filled Donations

Heart-filled Donations
Nassakeag Elementary School first-grade classes partnered with sixth-graders in Judy Larsen’s class to create nearly 90 valentine boxes for those serviced by the Interfaith Nutrition Network.

For the initiative, the students gathered shoeboxes and earned monetary donations by completing chores at home. The funds were then used to purchase various sundries for both adults and children assisted by the INN. The Nassakeag students decorated and filled the shoeboxes with those items, preparing them for delivery right before the holiday.

This effort has been coordinated by Ms. Larsen and first-grade teacher Joan Sperry for the past several years.

Friendship Superheroes

Friendship Superheroes

Nassakeag and Arrowhead Elementary School students learned how to be friendship superheroes and stand up for others during a recent character education assembly program called “Sweethearts and Heroes.”

During the events, presenter Tom Murphy spoke with the students about the definition of bullying and taught them his superhero “ABCs” to combat it. The students also learned the original meaning of a “bully,” as Mr. Murphy described that a “16th century bully” was actually considered a “sweetheart,” or someone who pushed a person to do their best through encouragement and determination. The program also included interactive components that further demonstrated the techniques the students could use to create a positive impact in the world.  

In addition to the assembly programs, the school’s sixth-graders attended a training session with Rick Yarosh, the “wounded warrior.”  Mr. Yarosh spoke about how his life was suddenly changed, the importance of never giving up hope and how everyone should be treated with respect.  
To help ensure the program’s message had a lasting impact on the school community, the buildings’ teachers also attended informative workshops with the presenters.

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