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  • Updates from the July 12 Island Park BOE meeting

    At the July 12 Island Park Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo began his report by paying tribute to former Island Park Board President, Vice President and Trustee Steven L. Foster who recently passed away.  Mr. Foster served Island Park families for 31 years from 1981 to 2012 with great pride. As Mr. Randazzo stated, Mr. Foster will be missed and remembered for his caring and loving disposition and as someone who always put others before himself. 

    Following the tribute to Mr. Foster, Mr. Randazzo welcomed the following newly appointed members of the Island Park team:

    • Michelle Cronolly 
    • Diana DiLorenzo 
    • Brittany Gallipani 
    • Nicholas Giovanelli 
    • Kacy Kaiser 
    • Michael McDermott 
    • Alyssa Petry 
    • Melissa Williams 

    Additionally, Mr. Randazzo welcomed the Interim School Business Administrator Salvatore Carambia.

    Next, Mr. Randazzo shared that the district currently has 84 students from grades K-7 enrolled in the Star Summer Enrichment program that kicked off on July 5.  Participants are enjoying free play, academic fun and science-based STEM activities throughout the day. He also added that 215 campers are enrolled in the Summer Recreation program which is an increase in the number of participants from last year.

    Superintendent Randazzo went on to share that on July 6, Assistant Superintendent Offerman-Celentano and he met with members of the Equinor team.  Equinor is an international company working with New York State to build wind farms off the coast of Long Island.  They provided an overview of the project and an update on the community collaboration.  This was an opportunity to discuss the fact that the board opted out of the New York State Real Property Tax Law 487 which means that any PILOT agreement will have to include the district at the negotiation table.  At this point in time, Mr. Randazzo noted that the district is not ready to discuss numbers because Equinor representatives informed the district that the windfarm will not be operational until 2027/2028 at the earliest.  Equinor is cognizant of the LIPA agreement and its impact on the district and the community and said that some of the substation payments would backfill some of the hole left by LIPA but at this point we are not sure how much.  Equinor seemed to want to help and listened to the district’s concerns as well as the concerns of the community.  Additionally, they are very interested in starting a collaboration now as they are keenly aware of all the district’s STEM initiatives and looking for opportunities to open career paths in the areas of STEM and are happy to support the district’s educational initiatives. Another meeting will be planned in August to discuss collaborative issues further.

    Upon the conclusion of Mr. Randazzo’s report, there was a UPK waitlist lottery that took place.

    Island Park Public Schools
  • Island Park BOE reorganizes for 2022-2023 school year

    Island Park School District’s annual board of education reorganization meeting took place on July 12.  

    The meeting began with the swearing in of newly elected board member Patricia Collins.  The board also voted to elect Jack Vobis as board president and Kathleen McDonough as board vice president. Both were voted in unanimously for the 2022-2023 school year.  

    Additionally, Vincent Randazzo again took his oath of office for Superintendent of Schools. District Clerk Cindy Pastore was also sworn in for the upcoming school year. 

    The Board looks forward to another successful school year and the District congratulates its newest trustee. 

    Island Park Public Schools
  • Make Your Voice Heard - Contact Information for Governor Hochul and Elected Officials

    Governor Hochul and Elected Officials Contact Information

    Governor Kathy Hochul

    Contact Us By Phone: 1-518-474-8390 | Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Contact Us By Mail: The Honorable Kathy Hochul Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224

    https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

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    Senator Todd Kaminsky

    Contact Information Albany Office: Legislative Office Building Room 307 Albany, NY 12247 Phone: 518-455-3401 Fax: 518-426-6914

    Contact Information District Office: 55 Front Street Room 1 Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4040 Phone: 516-766-8383 Fax: 516-766-8011

    EMAIL ADDRESS: kaminsky@nysenate.gov

    https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/todd-kaminsky/contact

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    Assemblywoman Melissa Miller Assembly District 20

    Contact Information Albany Office: LOB 439 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-3028 Fax: 518-455-5769 Albany

    Contact Information District Office: 2001 Park St. Atlantic Beach, NY 11509 516-431-0500 Fax: 516-431-0412

    Email Address: MillerML@nyassembly.gov

    https://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Melissa-Miller/contact/

    Island Park Public Schools
  • At-Home COVID-19 Test Distribution

    The District has received a new allotment of at-home COVID-19 test kits from the Governor’s office. Test kits will now be made available for pick-up Monday – Friday, without an appointment, when school is in session. As a reminder, test kits must be picked up by a parent/guardian at each child's school building or the District’s Conference Center and signed for by the adult picking up the test. The District will not send test kits home in backpacks. Please find the schedule and location(s) for picking up a test(s) below:

     

    School Building/Program

    Location

    Date/Time

    Pre-Kindergarten Program

    Lincoln Orens MS

    Trafalgar Blvd. Main Entrance

    Security Vestibule

    Monday - Friday

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Francis X. Hegarty 

    Elementary School

    (Grades K - 4 Only)

    Francis X. Hegarty ES

    Deal Rd. Entrance

    Security Vestibule

    Monday - Friday

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

    (Grades 5-8 Only)

    Lincoln Orens MS

    Trafalgar Blvd. Main Entrance

    Security Vestibule

    Monday - Friday

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    District Conference Center

    99 Radcliffe Rd.

    Main Entrance

    Monday - Friday

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

     

    Island Park Public Schools
  • Lincoln Orens Middle School Gate Access / Acceso a la puerta de la escuela secundaria Lincoln Orens

    The gate located on the west side of the Audubon Circle at Lincoln Orens Middle School will remain open from 2 pm until 10 am the next morning each weekday and all weekend long for pedestrian use until work is completed on Austin Boulevard.

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    La puerta ubicada en el lado oeste de Audubon Circle en Lincoln Orens Middle School permanecerá abierta desde las 2 pm hasta las 10 am de la mañana siguiente todos los días de la semana y durante todo el fin de semana para uso peatonal hasta que se complete el trabajo en Austin Boulevard.

    Island Park Public Schools
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