CAAS is proud to announce that Mandarin Chinese will now be offered in 6th grade at both Syosset middle schools starting the 2018-2019 school year. 2 years ago CAAS questioned the high school about why Mandarin Chinese was only offered for 1 year. From this CAAS then sent out a survey asking parents if they would enroll their children if Mandarin Chinese was offered in our schools starting in middle school. The response was overwhelmingly supportive of having Mandarin Chinese starting in middle school. Our results were presented to David Balsamo, the district World Languages Coordinator, and he promised to start the process to get this approved in our district. This is how CAAS continues to be a bridge between our community and the school district and to help make improvements that will benefit all students and families.