Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen offers strong core academic programs with ongoing local curriculum updates. We provide an exemplary inclusive special education program and have recently expanded to offer our families pre-kindergarten. We have a robust professional development plan to support teachers in building capacity with instructional initiatives, including job-embedded instructional coaching in Literacy, Mathematics, and Technology. We are excited to offer after-school clubs to enrich our students’ academic experience, this year partnering with outside groups to offer an eSports club and an online entrepreneurship program for our sixth graders.
21st Century Facilities
There have been numerous improvements to district facilities made in recent years. In addition to the bond work, we have installed new fencing at Willow Road School and new play equipment at Howell Road School. The Willow Road School and Wheeler Avenue School libraries were renovated this school year.
Our classroom redesign project has transformed classrooms, looking bright and welcoming, with flexible furniture that is perfect for reconfiguring to work collaboratively. Two major improvements in recent years’ namely district security and infrastructure improvements have been funded with money from the NYS Education Department under the Smart Schools Bond Act and E-Rate. Currently underway is a capital project which will add new music classrooms to the James A. Dever School and create a central location for administrative offices.