Message from the Principal

A Message from the Principalapple


Welcome to the Dutch Lane Elementary School's website!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself as Principal of Dutch Lane School.  I am joining the Hicksville Public Schools with twenty-one years of educational experience, both as a teacher and building administrator.  Dutch Lane School is a superb learning community, and I am thrilled to partner with both parents and staff to assist our children in achieving their personal best.

This year, the Dutch Lane teachers will continue to implement the New York State Learning Standards through our academic programs such as Go Math, Reading Street, and Teacher’s College Writer’s Workshop.  We will provide an engaging and challenging curriculum in which our children can think critically and strive to reach their individual goals.

Along with our strong academic programs, the staff at Dutch Lane recognizes the importance of a child’s social-emotional development.   We will continue to build upon our character education programs to foster a warm and positive school climate. When children walk through the doors of Dutch Lane, it is essential to me that they feel a part of our school family.  Respect, acceptance, and a desire to help others will be at the forefront of our daily interactions. 

Dutch Lane is so fortunate to have a very involved PTA.  Our parents work tirelessly to support many school initiatives and assist in making Dutch Lane a wonderful place to learn.  I recommend that you find some time in your very busy schedules to attend our monthly PTA meetings or assist with one of our various PTA functions. 

 As the school year unfolds, please take some time to peruse our website so that you can be kept up to date on the latest Dutch Lane events.  I look forward to meeting each Dutch Lane family and to working collaboratively to help each child succeed.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516-733-2361.

I thank you for your support and look forward to a very productive and enjoyable school year!

Warm regards,
Janine Rossi
Dutch Lane School