Community Liaison

The Community Liaison has many diverse responsibilities within the school district which help to serve our community members. These responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the registration of non-English-speaking students
  • Assisting staff in communicating with non-English-speaking families
  • Assisting non-English-speaking families with school/community concerns
  • Working with the CSE and CPSE chairpersons on all matters pertaining to Special Education for non-English-speaking families including translation of IEPs and CSE meetings
  •  Assisting non-English-speaking parents in contacting and visiting social service agencies, such as DSS and Health Clinics
  • Interpreting at Parent/Teacher Conferences and Superintendents Hearings
  •  Assisting parents in accessing services from social service agencies
  • Making home visits to families
  • Translating all important school documents
  • Counseling families and students about school policies, procedures, etc.
  • Participating in the planning of ESL parent workshops and field trips

To contact our Community Liaisons, please call Jocelyne Abraham  (845) 353-7044 or e-mail or Yesenia Polanco (845) 353-7042 or email