Middle School Vice Commandant
Parents and Candidates,
Life always presents us with challenges and it is how we respond to these challenges which helps define us. In true Maritime fashion I view this current challenge of the pandemic environment as an opportunity to see how flexible we can be, adult staff, parents and Candidates alike, and how well we can rise to the occasion. Our mission remains unchanged; to educate our Candidates with the aim of instilling the values necessary to be productive citizens of our great country.
To meet this challenge we will be relying heavily on digital and online resources. Please check teacher web-pages on our school website and your school email daily. Assignments for all teachers are located in google classrooms and in-person and remote students alike can access, complete and submit their work in google classroom. Please communicate with the teachers directly, preferably with email when possible, if you face any special challenges and we will work to come up with solutions to support you.
At this point state assessments in English, Math and Science will be administered. Remote students will be required to come into the school when these are administered in April, May and June respectively. Regents exams in Algebra 1 and Living Environment are still scheduled for June and remote students will have to come in for those as well.
I am in my 16th year here at Maritime and am the only staff member to have been here from the very beginning back in 2004, taking time away in 2008-2009 for military service in Afghanistan. I fully embrace, and am driven to fulfill, the mission and vision of our school. I truly consider it an honor to serve my community and country by doing my part to forge productive and engaged citizens.
Jon F. Mellott
Phone (716) 898-2130 ext 3304