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    Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program For The 2019-20 School Year

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    In the event that there may be spaces available in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2019-20 school year, UPK registration will be taking place at the Francis X. Hegarty School on Thursday, October 10, 2019 by appointment only. Please call the Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment for your eligible child.

    The program is a full-day, five-day per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2019. Children must also reside within the Island Park School District and meet all health and immunization requirements. Enrollment is limited so get your application in today!      

    The day of your appointment, please bring:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate confirming your child will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2019.
    • 3 Proofs of Residency confirming you are a full-time resident of Island Park (e.g., driver’s license, telephone bill, deed to home, bank statement, etc.).
    • Updated physical and immunization documents from your child’s pediatrician.

    If there are additional openings for the 2019-20 school year, a special board meeting will be held at a later date for the purpose of a random selection. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.  There will be a mandatory UPK Parent Meeting at a later day for parents of students who are newly accepted and subsequently enrolled in the program.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Island Park Schools.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Regular Business Meeting

    N O T I C E

    Regular Business Meeting
    Of the
    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    Monday, September 23, 2019
    At 7:00 pm

    In the Conference Center located on Radcliffe Road

    -SOAR Awards Recognition
    -Report from District Auditors, R. S. Abrams
    -Facilities

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Notice of Audit Committee Meeting

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that RS Abrams, the District’s Auditors,
    will report to the Audit Committee

    September 23, 2019 at 6:15 PM
    Conference Center

    Marianne DeCicco, District Clerk

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Island Park Welcomes New Staff Members

    The Island Park Public Schools set the stage for a positive 2019-20 school year during a new staff orientation program held on Aug. 27. New administrators and faculty members were briefed on the policies, procedures, goals and more as they met their mentors and administrators, took a bus tour of the community and heard important presentations.

    Idowu Ogundipe and Cynthia Cameron joined the district as School District Business Administrator and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal, respectively. Meghan Terzulli was welcomed as a school psychologist at Hegarty, Jennifer Sheehan was hired as a science teacher at Lincoln Orens Middle School. Allison Amico, Michael Tramutolo and Nicole La Centra took on teacher roles at Hegarty. Also at Hegarty, Shannon Dauenhauer was appointed as a special education teacher and Johanna Appel was hired as a computer teacher. Angela Briel, Alexis LaVacca and Patricia Ryan were welcomed as special education teachers at Lincoln Orens. Caitlin Morahan, Gina Fazio, Kristen Papillo and Nicole Hamelburg joined Lincoln Orens as teachers in math, English language arts, music and technology education, respectively. Nicole Carroll and Alyssa Petry joined the district as Universal Pre-K teachers and Amber Murphy was welcomed as an AIS teacher for both schools.

    The district welcomed Patricia Maher and Joan Olsen as monitors at Hegarty and Lincoln Orens, respectively, and Joseph Holloman as a cleaner at Lincoln Orens. Also introduced were long term per diem substitutes Christina Borrelli, Sara Merkle, Sara Lebowitz, Yonette Hollingsworth and Mary Cochran, and teaching assistants Sara Doherty and Amanda Mackiewicz.

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    Island Park staff members convene to kick off 2019-20 school year

    The Island Park Public Schools’ administrators and staff members brought bountiful spirit back to school when they gathered for Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 3. They reunited over breakfast in Lincoln Orens Middle School’s cafeteria, then filed into the Steven L. Foster Auditorium for presentations and welcoming remarks.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino greeted new and returning employees, honored long-time staff members who have achieved career milestones, announced position changes and shared joyful updates about those who recently became enagaged, married or new parents and grandparents.

    Attendees also applauded this year’s Superintendent’s Outstanding Appreciation Recognition (SOAR) Award recipients – Hegarty Elementary School teacher Alissa DeLucia, Lincoln Orens Middle School teacher Karen Davis and district support staff member Paula DiLorenzo.

    Dr. Bovino discussed goals and objectives that were established during the July Board of Education retreat and are available on the district’s website, www.ips.k12.ny.us. Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo provided an update on the bond projects that were completed over the summer. Both Dr. Bovino and Mr. Randazzo expressed thanks to the custodial staff and faculty members whose work enabled the summer construction to move forward and then conclude with a smooth transition for the start of school.

    Dr. Bovino concluded the morning with an inspirational talk about “Advanced Literacies” and shared an intriguing Youtube video “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion” that demonstrated how students are now learning to think critically.  She wished everyone, especially students, a new school year filled with unexpected, engaging, and challenging learning experiences.

    The day went on to involve an assortment of specialized meetings and updates for faculty members in preparation for the Sept. 4 opening day. The district looks forward to another excellent year!

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Spaces Available in the District’s Universal Pre-K Program for the 2019-20 School Year

    August 27, 2019

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    In the event that there may be spaces available in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2019-20 school year, UPK registration will be taking place at the Francis X. Hegarty School on Thursday, September 12, 2019 by appointment only. Please call the Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment for your eligible child.

    The program is a full-day, five-day per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2019. Children must also reside within the Island Park School District and meet all health and immunization requirements. Enrollment is limited so get your application in today!      

    The day of your appointment, please bring:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate confirming your child will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2019.
    • 3 Proofs of Residency confirming you are a full-time resident of Island Park (e.g., driver’s license, telephone bill, deed to home, bank statement, etc.).
    • Updated physical and immunization documents from your child’s pediatrician.

    If there are additional openings for the 2019-20 school year, a special board meeting will be held at a later date for the purpose of a random selection. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.  There will be a mandatory UPK Parent Meeting at a later day for parents of students who are newly accepted and subsequently enrolled in the program.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Island Park Schools.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Island Park Board of Education Reorganization

    The Island Park Public Schools Board of Education gathered on July 10 for their annual reorganization meeting to elect the 2019-20 president and vice president.

    Tara Byrne was sworn into a new three-year term as a Board trustee, and Jack Vobis and Diana Caracciolo took oaths of office as the reelected president and vice president, respectively. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino also took an oath of office.

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Island Park’s Jacob Russum Named Director of Pupil Personnel Services

    The Island Park Public Schools welcomed Jacob Russum to the role of director of pupil personnel services on July 1. As principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School for the past 10 years, Mr. Russum has been a valuable member of the district. He took on the post previously held by Dr. Laurie Scimeca, who retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

    During his years at Hegarty, Mr. Russum initiated the building’s character development program, spearheaded community-building opportunities such as Prime Time and Career Day, integrated and adopted new literacy and mathematics curricula, developed a guided reading program at the kindergarten level and created a school safety plan aligned with technologically current security resources. He also served as principal of the Universal Pre-K program, which is housed at Lincoln Orens Middle School.

    Mr. Russum collaborated with district leadership to launch the highly successful LEGO Robotics program, co-planned a summer reading partnership with the Island Park Public Library and maintained relationships with community organizations. He resurrected the end-of-year Field Day carnival, started the Green Club and continued events such as the Winners Walk and holiday caroling that have become Island Park traditions and make a difference to others. A supporter of the Foreign Language in the Elementary School program, he oversaw a four-day schedule cycle that allowed for FLES and health instruction.

    In 2012, following the impact of Superstorm Sandy, Mr. Russum led Hegarty’s families and staff members through disaster relief and recovery that included temporarily relocating the entire school population. He later engaged in partnerships with Barnum Woods Elementary School in East Meadow and the Island Park Kiwanis Club to raise funds for a new playground to replace the one that was flooded.

    “We are delighted to introduce Mr. Russum as our new director of pupil personnel services,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino. “He is a dedicated member of our district and a valued leader, having brought many positive changes to Hegarty that benefited thousands of children over the last decade.”

    Island Park Public Schools
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    Island Park Schools eChalk Notify App

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 

    Island Park Schools has a new and simple way for you to stay updated on emergency notices, school closings, delayed openings, school and district announcements, and more!  Using our new Island Park Schools eChalk Notify App you can receive real time updates that appear as notifications immediately on your mobile devices! The Island Park Schools’ eChalk Notify App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by using the links below: 

    Search; “eChalk Notify App”

    Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2mkz4wD 

    Google Play Store: https://bit.ly/2NjIUtV 

    Once downloaded, you can login to receive critical messages and alerts from your school and district by entering our school alert code below: 

    District
    eChalk Notify Alert Code
    FGOWYH 

    Francis X. Hegarty
    eChalk Notify Alert Code
    54Y2HS 

    Lincoln Orens
    eChalk Notify Alert Code
    Y3GTYC

    You can refer to the step by step instructions below to download and install eChalk Notify on your mobile phone or tablet: 

    1. Download the eChalk Notify App.
      Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.” 
    1. Login with your username and password or proceed without logging in.


    You can log into the Island Park Schools eChalk Notify App without an account by clicking “Proceed without logging in” > Add your school or district alerts > enter your school’s alert code > Connect. You’ll only need to enter the school’s alert code when logging in for the first time. 

    Note: Setting up the app by entering the school alert code allows you to receive school and district emergency alert notifications only. 

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael Martin at mmartin@islandparkschools.org for further assistance. 

    Sincerely,

    Michael Martin
    Website Administrator

    Island Park Public Schools
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    School Bus Rules and Regulations Form

    Dear Island Park Parents and Students:

    Below you will find the School Bus Rules and Regulations that all students must follow when riding our buses back and forth to school and for class trips.  This code is designed to ensure the safety of all of our students. 

    The form must be completely filled out and signed by the parent or guardian then returned to the transportation office.  It is very important that this be done before August 23rd.  Without the properly signed form no bus pass will be created for your child and they will not receive a schedule for transportation.

    Our policy will again be: NO SIGNED FORM = NO PASS, NO SCHEDULE & NO RIDE.
    Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your form to Transportation.

    Have a safe and wonderful summer!
    THE TRANSPORTATION DEPT.

    See online form:
    -Grades 3-8
    -High School

     

    Island Park Public Schools

District Calendar

  • Title I Parent Mtg, 7 pm

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  • LBHS Homecoming at LB Middle School

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  • @ Conf Ctr

    Board of Education Mtg, 7 pm

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  • FXH & LOMS Site- Based Mtgs

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  • FXH & LOMS Faculty Meetings

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  • Gr 6 Greenkill Trip

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  • FXH Back to School Night

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  • No After-School Activities, No Late Buses

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  • Rosh Hashanah

    Schools Closed

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  • Rosh Hashanah

    Schools Closed

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