Dear Parent(s)/Guardian,

    By now most of you have heard the great news that NYS Education and the NYSDMV have finally approved virtual learning. There are, however, many facets to this directive, so please read this in its entirety. Here is an excerpt of the directive as written:

    Recommendations for Schools
    “Because of the flexibilities allowed to schools and districts for scheduling in-person instruction in the 2020-2021 school year, NYSED, in consultation with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV), has determined that the 24 hours of DTSE program classroom instruction may be completed virtually….For the 24 hours of laboratory (in-vehicle) portion of instruction, due to the COVID-19 crisis, programs that began in Spring 2020 or programs that will begin in Fall 2020 or thereafter will now have the option of allowing students to complete  the 24 hours of in-vehicle instruction under the supervision of a parent/guardian holding a valid NY State Driver’s License…..The student’s school must provide the parent/guardian with specific and detailed information regarding the 24 hours of in-vehicle instruction, observation and applied practice that the parent/guardian will deliver. Upon completion of this instruction, the parent/guardian must document and attest to the student’s school that the student has received the 24 hours of combined in-vehicle instruction, observation and applied practice.”

    All of the Spring 2020 students will be given an opportunity to finish their lost semester. This includes all students who were enrolled in a private program (documentation of completed hours must be emailed to rfaber@syossetschools.org) if you haven’t already done so.

    The link for the registration form for the Spring 2020/ Private Program students is below. Students will choose to take the course on the days that they are home (2 hours per week) 6:30-7:30 am or 2:30-3:30 pm (any conflicts will be resolved by birth date order). The “Certification of Parental Supervision Hours” will be distributed once the course begins.  Certificate of Completions (MV285) will be distributed when the course ends (TBA).

    Registration for FALL 2020 students will take place sometime in mid-October and a virtual mandatory parent’s meeting will be held as well. The Fall 20-21 program will run for about 12 weeks.  For more information you can contact Mr. Faber (rfaber@syossetschools.org or 516-364-5734). A separate email will be sent out. 

    Registration for the Spring 2020/ Private Program students will end @ 2:00 pm on Friday 9/11! There will be NO EXCEPTIONS! Classes will begin the week of 9/14.

    The following link is ONLY for the SPRING 2020 SHS Driver Education students and Spring 2020 Private Program Students: https://forms.gle/pBZ77y9JJ3Ah8oN96


    Thank you,
    Richard A. Faber
    Driver Education Coordinator
    Syosset Senior High School