District Highlights

News & Announcements

  • Message to Island Park Parents

    The Long Beach CSD Board of Education seeks IP parent input regarding the search for a new Superintendent of Schools.  Please go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/lbeachsupt to complete the survey.  At the end of the survey, under item 4, choose “Other” type in the one that applies to you:

    A resident of Island Park WITH child(ren) currently in the high school.   Yes ____
    A resident of Island Park WITH child(ren) who will be selecting a high school.      Yes ____


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  • Books dedicated to remember school district staff

    The Island Park Faculty Association and Island Park Public Library collaborated in presenting a book dedication ceremony on Nov. 1. This annual event was developed as a way to pay homage to deceased members of the Island Park School District whose efforts will not be forgotten.

    The IPFA provided a donation to the library, which was used to purchase a selection of books representing each honoree. This year’s tributes went to home economics teacher Rosalie Karlin Mednick, custodian Albert Miller, elementary teacher Edith Shaw, custodian John Tarantino and physical education teacher Margaret Utech. Their names were inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in the district.

    “We are here to honor five former colleagues who, each in their own way, benefitted the students and staff of Island Park,” said retired math teacher Phyllis Baranoff. Other past and present staff members shared reflections about the individuals.

    Math teacher Patricia Fernando recounted the contributions of Ms. Mednick, from engaging her students in an annual fashion show to teaching them to cook and set a proper table. She described the beloved educator as an “excellent friend, a loving mother, a role model and a loyal colleague.” Michael Moran highlighted Mr. Miller’s years as a bayman and clammer as well as his commitment to keeping the school buildings in top condition.

    “He made his mark in life, and I cannot say enough about him,” Moran stated.

    Ms. Baranoff read remarks that were shared about Ms. Shaw. Alumni wrote that she directly impacted their life and career choices by recognizing their strengths and interests. Music teacher Joseph Bonelli commented on Mr. Tarantino and discussed his expertise in carpentry, dedication to working early and late hours and attentiveness to the needs of two schools. 

    Nurse Barbara Gould spoke about Ms. Utech. She highlighted her involvement in the launch of Sports Night, which has grown to become a tradition, as well as her positive impact on students in the adaptive physical education program. “She took such an interest in her children and will be truly missed,” Ms. Gould said.

    Members of the district’s board of education, Superintendent Rosmarie Bovino and staff, along with families and friends of the honorees, applauded after each acknowledgment. Special thanks was extended to IPFA President Pat Collins and

    Ms. Baranoff for coordinating this significant celebration. All attendees had the opportunity to view the books and enjoy refreshments.


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  • Safety Message Island Park Schools

    This is Mr. Randazzo with an important message.

    The NCPD has notified us that a level 2 sex offender is residing in Island Park near one our bus stops located at the corner of Long Beach Rd and Georgia Ave. In response, the district is relocating this bus stop one block north to the corner of Long Beach Rd and Louisiana Ave. This change will take effect tomorrow, Tuesday November 7th. Any student that is effected will receive a flyer in their backpacks. Please be mindful of your child’s safety when they are playing outside after-school or on weekends.

    Thank you.

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  • Hegarty moves to make a difference

    Students and staff members from Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School excitedly headed out to the field behind the building on Oct. 27 for the annual Winners Walk. Organized by the Student Council in collaboration with the physical education department, this event served as a fundraiser to support those in Florida that were affected by Hurricane Irma.

    The event was a great success — the sun shone brightly on the field, energy was abundant and compassionate spirits joined forces to make a difference. Classes from each grade came together and ran, sprinted, walked, skipped and most of all did not give up thanks to support from parents, motivational posters and signs that adorned the fences. Physical Education teachers Annie Bennet-Neglia and Dominick Barone led the way and encouraged the participants, as did other teachers and Principal Jacob Russum.

    Student Council members helped spread the word to their families and friends prior to the event, with the guidance of teachers and advisors Patricia Pozin and Denise Benedetto. Their donation will provide relief to Avalon Elementary School, located in Naples, Florida, where the storm’s impact was devastating. Having experienced similar circumstances during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Island Park Public Schools feels deeply compassionate toward those in other regions who endured this season’s disasters and students were eager to provide assistance.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo were among the spectators who cheered from the sidelines.

    We collected $1,540 at Winners Walk for the Avalon Elementary school in Florida.

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  • Safety Message

    We have been informed that a Level 2 sex offender is residing in the Island Park area. The information provided to us is available to you on the NYS Dept of Criminal Justice website: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/search_index.jsp.

    It is unfortunate, but necessary that we all take this opportunity to review safety rules with our children and remind them to avoid circumstances that might increase their vulnerability. Please help your child keep this matter in proper perspective by providing reassurance that you and your child’s teachers will keep them safe. However, in this day and age, we must always be alert and careful.

    Thank you.
    Rosmarie T. Bovino, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools

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District Calendar

  • IPFA Holiday Party

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  • @ John P Gould Gymnasium

    FXH Winter Concert,

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  • FXH & LOMS Site-Based Meetings

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  • LOMS Spirit Week

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Find us on Facebook!

In our ongoing effort to keep the community up-to-date with the latest district news and announcements, the Island Park Public Schools has launched an informational Facebook page. This page can be accessed by searching “Island Park Public Schools” on Facebook. By clicking “like,” you will be able to see the latest posts about student achievements, exciting events, interesting programs and important alerts in your newsfeed. Thank you for your support of our students and educational initiatives. We look forward to sharing many success stories as the year progresses.