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  • New Signage: Potable vs Nonpotable Water

    October 11, 2016


    New Signage: Potable vs Nonpotable Water

    Last school year, the district developed a comprehensive plan in conjunction with recommendations provided by the Nassau BOCES Health and Safety Officer for lead testing.  At the time, the district was being proactive as there were no state or education department regulations pertaining to lead testing in schools.  The primary source of guidance was provided by Nassau BOCES based on guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

    The district’s plan, which was implemented, comprised three phases.  Phase One included a district-wide plumbing profile conducted in the spring of 2016. This identified and mapped out all water outlets.  Phase Two was a set of sampling tests conducted during the summer of 2016 of all potable outlets, e.g., drinking fountains, bubblers, ice machines, and faucets used for food preparation.  Phase Three focused on remediation of all outlets that exceeded 15 ppb (parts per billion), though at the time EPA guidelines required only outlets that exceeded 20 ppb to be remediated. Thus, the district took a conservative and health-minded approach to remediation. Recently, this standard was embraced by the Nassau County Department of Health. The results are on the district website.

    On September 6, the Governor signed lead testing legislation into law. The district has complied with new elements of the law as well.  Yesterday afternoon, Nassau BOCES informed us that under the new law, ALL SCHOOLS must install permanent signage designating potable and nonpotable water outlets.  This is not meant to alarm anyone.  Rather, it is meant to inform and educate. The signs provide sound direction for using the fixtures that are intentionally designed to provide the highest quality drinking water because they are the newest in our buildings and in many cases, may even have filters within them.  As many of you are aware, this type of signage is common in many parts of the world already.    

    Thank you.

    Rosmarie T. Bovino, Ed.D.

    Island Park Public Schools
  • 2016 FALL family fun FESTIVAL and Halloween parade

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016*

    (*please note new date)
    11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    See PDF Below...

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  • Important News for Schools and Child-Care Facilities

    Schools and child-care settings are required to post influenza educational material, in plain view, within their facilities. Information should be posted starting now. Influenza season begins in early fall and can last through May.

    See PDF below for details...

    Novedades importantes para las escuelas e instituciones de cuidado infantil

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  • Staff helps Island Park schools SOAR

    At the Sept. 26 meeting of the Island Park Public Schools’ board of education, the district continued a time-honored tradition of recognizing staff members who have gone above and beyond in their service, leadership and dedication to the educational program. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino presented Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Awards to three individuals who fit specified criteria.

    Each year, the board and administration acknowledge an instructional staff member from Francis X. Hegarty School and one from Lincoln Orens Middle School, as well as a non-instructional staff member who plays a significant role in the district’s day-to-day operations. Esta Jacobskind and Irlanda Feil were selected from Hegarty and Lincoln Orens, respectively, and Lynne Closs was recognized for her work that began in the transportation department. Dr. Bovino shared remarks about the honorees and presented them with commemorative plaques.

    Ms. Jacobskind and Ms. Feil were awarded for their creativity and innovativeness; their abilities to effectively hold high expectations for students, support students beyond the classroom and celebrate students’ success; and their demonstration of collegial and cooperative work, participation in professional development, involvement in building/district activities, communication with parents and the community and support of programs beyond the school. Ms. Closs was distinguished based on the pride she takes in doing her job as well as her ability to successfully initiate efficient ways to work, complete assignments independently, collaborate with others, complete all tasks effectively and improve her own skills.

    An integral part of the district for the past 15 years, Ms. Jacobskind serves as a library media specialist and reaches students and teachers alike by making information available in many formats and offering support in the use of various resources and technologies. She builds a love of literature among students, as is evident through the highly-anticipated Authors Visit every year and has initiated numerous opportunities for staff members to familiarize themselves with new books aligned to the curriculum. Ms. Jacobskind’s knowledge and enthusiasm extend far past the library, as she facilitates workshops, leads events for Parents as Reading Partners and creates presentations for the board of education. She also serves as a member of the Nassau BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

    Six years ago, an opening in the FLES Program brought Ms. Feil to the district, where she quickly rose as a star educator. Her successful techniques for providing content-rich and energy-filled lessons resulted in students’ engagement in and understanding of the Spanish language, with aspects of core subject areas tied in. Ms. Feil moved on to her current position as an eighth-grade Spanish teacher three years ago and reinforces curriculum through use of technology. Ms. Feil advised the Spanish Club, comprised of students in grades 3-6, and also gladly offers her assistance as a translator in order to communicate district messages to parents and families. She participates in events outside of the classroom, including the Community Day dunk tank, where she helps to raise funds for scholarships.

    Ms. Closs has been a familiar face around the district since 1979, when she was hired as a part-time school bus driver. She went on to become a clerical aide, a school monitor and a civil service recreation assistant and finally took on her current role as a security guard. All the while, Ms. Closs was and continues to be a valuable asset to the district’s recreation department, through which she has taught students arts and crafts and organized various annual holiday and community activities. She also assists the marching band in their training and shares expertise that she obtained in a 13-year stint as director of the Drum and Bugle Corps for the Catholic Youth Organization at Sacred Heart Parish. Ms. Closs has further offered her creative skills to make costumes for the middle school’s theater arts productions and volunteers for a number of organizations, charities and events for the schools.

    The 2016-17 SOAR Award recipients were congratulated with rounds of applause from attendees. Many of their own colleagues, family members and friends joined them in celebrating this meaningful distinction.

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    The IPFA cordially invites Administrators and District Staff to a


    The Island Park Faculty Association in conjunction with the Island Park Public Library will be hosting a program to remember deceased members of the Island Park School District.  A donation is given by the IPFA to the IP Library.  The library staff selects books to honor these individuals.

    Those being remembered on October 26, 2016 are Madeline Clark, Carol Evans, Elaine Kramer. Eleanor Pfeil, Carlos Ramirez and Dorothy Ryan. The books selected will be displayed and recollections of the deceased member will be presented.  Refreshments will be provided.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Island Park Public Library
    176 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558

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District Calendar

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    Gr 6 Health Ed, Parent Mtg

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  • FXH Winner’s Walk

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  • Teen Center #2

    Halloween Extravaganza
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  • FXH Halloween Character Day

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