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    Spots Available Universal Pre-Kindergarten

    September 21, 2018 

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    One place is now available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.

    The program is a full-day, five days per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2018. 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 and attend UPK registration!  

    UPK registration will be on October 4, by appointment only. Please call Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment.

    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, 2018.
    • 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 more applications are received than slots available, a special board meeting will be held at a later date. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.

    Should other openings occur during the school year, those children not selected at the lottery will be notified in the order in which their name was selected.

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

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    Island Park staff members prepare for the 2018-19 school year

    The Island Park Public Schools’ administration, staff members and retirees gathered for Superintendent’s Conference Day on Aug. 30. The group reunited over breakfast in Lincoln Orens Middle School’s cafeteria, then attended a day of informative sessions in anticipation for the new school year. 

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino welcomed new employees, honored longtime staff members who have achieved career milestones, announced position changes and shared exciting updates about those who recently married or  became new parents and grandparents. She also recognized this year’s Superintendent’s Outstanding Appreciation Recognition (SOAR) Award recipients – Hegarty teacher Kathleen Silva, Lincoln Orens teacher Shannon Reda and district support staff member Cynthia Pastore. A special plaque was also presented to Transportation Supervisor Marion Toby, who has been a member of the district since 1985, as a token of thanks for her many contributions to the students and community of Island Park.

    Dr. Bovino discussed goals and objectives, policy changes, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and school culture. The day also included an assortment of specialized meetings and updates and legal training on discrimination and harassment in accordance with New York State regulations.

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    New Island Park Staff Members Get Warm Welcome

     

    The Island Park Public Schools welcomed new staff members for the 2018-19 school year with an orientation program held on Aug. 23. The new members of the district’s family were thoroughly prepared for opening day and 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.

    Jennifer Hannon joined Island Park as a reading/literacy teacher, Sally Keiser was welcomed as a school social worker leave replacement at Francis X. Hegarty School, Meghan Terzulli was hired as an interim school psychologist at Hegarty, Allison Amico takes on the role of third-grade leave replacement teacher after previously holding a teaching assistant post in the district, and Jennifer Sheehan was appointed as a per diem long-term substitute teacher.

    The district also welcomed new account clerk Laura Colicchio, part-time clerk/typist Jacqueline Curtis, school lunch manager Dena DeBari, school monitors Katherine Morris and Domenica DeBellis, bus dispatcher Kelly Angelo and Food Service Department cashier Nancy Ehrman.

     

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    REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

    N O T I C E

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    AUDIT COMMITTEE WORKSESSION

    To discuss the Annual External Audit Report prepared
    by Abrams & Co., the District's External Auditors 
    in the FXH Library at 6:15 pm 

    REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

    of the Board of Education will take place in the 
    Conference Center at 7:00 pm

    *R.S. Abrams Audit Report
    *Summer Recreation Report
    *SOAR Awards
    *IP Public Library Wall Project*LIPA Update

    Marianne DeCicco
    District Clerk

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    Recreation Fall Registration: Monday, September 24th

    The Island Park Recreation Department will hold an Evening Fall Registration on September 24, 2018 from 5:30pm-9:00pm.  The registration will take place at Lincoln Orens Middle School. You may register for any of recreation’s youth or adult programs. Payments of check, cash or MasterCard/Visa are all accepted. For additional information you may go to the Recreation Link on our school web page.

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    School Safety Forum

    Nassau County Police Department
    School Safety Forum
    Tuesday, September 25
    7:00pm – 9:00pm

    See attached document for details...

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    Back-to-School Transportation Update

    Bus passes and letters regarding student route assignments, pick-up locations, and pick-up times have been mailed throughout this week.  Our final mailing went to the post office today for delivery tomorrow or Saturday.

    Should you have any urgent questions or concerns, please call our new Transportation Supervisor (contact information below) tomorrow, Friday, August 31, during the hours of 9AM to 3PM.  The office is closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018.

    Thank you.

    Mrs. Kelly Angelo
    Transportation Supervisor
    Island Park Schools
    434-2607

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    Island Park Students Jump into Summer Learning

    Island Park students enjoyed a summer experience to remember, complete with arts and crafts, literacy activities, theater arts, athletics, computer opportunities and a Wii room. For five consecutive weeks in July and early August, students engaged in fun-filled days at Lincoln Orens Middle School through the collaboration of the Island Park Public Schools and the Recreation Department.

    A total of 323 students participated as either campers or counselors-in-training. The seventh- through 10th-grade CITs developed important leadership skills as they assisted counselors in providing a safe and enriching camp experience for pre-K children through sixth-graders.

    Theme days that involved silly socks, crazy hats and zany hair encouraged campers to get creative and express their own unique styles. The program also consisted of field trips to locations such as the library, New York Aquarium and Shell Creek Park that inspired learning through inquiry and exploration. Other destinations included Hot Skates, Adventureland, Bounce U and Rockville Centre Lanes bowling.

    Swim instruction was a critical aspect of the program, establishing water safety practices among children of this coastal community. Each age group visited Masone Beach once a week, during which swim safety and lessons were offered as well as activities, including kayaking.

    The program culminated with the highly-anticipated Spirit Week, for which students created banners and practiced cheers to support their teams. A Parent Night, held on Aug. 1, brought an outstanding show to the stage of Steven L. Foster Auditorium. Students presented “The Barnum Isle Circus” and performed an assortment of songs including “The Greatest Show,” “The Circus is Coming to Town,” “This is Me,” “The Man on the Flying Trapeze,” “Roar,” “Eye of the Tiger,” “Musica de Circo,” “I’ve Got the Magic in Me” and “Edge of Glory in Island Park,” with “Count on Me” as a finale.

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    LIPA UPDATE

     
    Today, the District received the following information from district counsel:
     
    On August 15, 2018, Justice Emerson issued a decision in the lawsuit filed by the Northport-East Northport and Port Jefferson School Districts against LIPA and National Grid.  The legal arguments and requests for relief in that case are almost identical to the ones brought by the Island Park Union Free School District against LIPA and National Grid. 
     
    In her decision, the judge ruled in favor of LIPA and National Grid, granting them summary judgment on all of the causes of action.  This means that the case is over, unless the school districts involved in that case file an appeal to the Appellate Division, Second Department. 
     
    The judge concluded that the school districts are not intended third-party beneficiaries to a power supply agreement between LIPA and LILCO and that, therefore, they do not have the right to enforce the provisions in that agreement regarding when LIPA, LILCO or National Grid, LILCO’s successor, can file tax certiorari proceedings.  She also dismissed the school districts’ promissory estoppel claims.
     
    The judge has advised the parties that she will issue a similar decision in the remaining cases, including in Island Park’s case, within the next couple of months.  If, and when, she issues a similar decision, Island Park’s case will also be over, unless the District files an appeal.  The Board of Education and the Superintendent are reviewing the decision with counsel and will evaluate the pros and cons of bringing an appeal once the judge issues a decision in our case.
     
    The Board of Education has its monthly Business Meeting on Monday, August 20 at 7 PM in the Conference Center at 99 Radcliffe Road.  The attorney representing the district in this case will be explaining the decision and answering questions pertaining to the district’s next steps. 
     
    To read the case, see the Summary Judgment in the case, “BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE NORTHPORT-EAST NORTHPORT UFSD AND BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PORT JEFFERSON UFSD vs LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY, LONG ISLAND LIGHTING COMPANY dba LIPA, NATIONAL GRID, etc.”
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    Facilities Summer Update – August 1, 2018

    LOMS:   Most of the roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks.  Renovation of canopies at Steven L Foster Auditorium, Audubon Blvd entrance, and at the back entrances of the gymnasium will continue into the beginning of school but will not interfere with school activities. 

    FXH:  Roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks.

    FXH: Substructure project for the Warwick Road side of the elementary school building is nearing completion.  Helical pilings (19-25 feet in length) were installed and all elements of the existing substructure were sandblasted and painted.  Structural steel will be installed between the pilings beginning next week.  This project complements a similar one completed in 1995 for the Deal Road side of the building.  Installation of new flooring will begin next week for select classrooms. The final stage of the substructure project under the Radcliffe Road section of the building will be completed next summer. 

    Air Quality Testing:  Air quality tests have been conducted as required by law with respect to asbestos abatement projects pertaining to the roofing work at LOMS and FXH.  At the end of the month our annual air quality testing will be conducted by Enviroscience in both school buildings. 

    FEMA Mitigation Project:  Thanks to assistance from Assemblywoman Kathleen Rice, our FEMA mitigation timeline for installation of the stackable flood gates and louvres has been extended.  Fabrication of the gates and louvres will begin after Labor Day.  We anticipate completion to occur at the end of February.

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District Calendar

  • FXH & LOMS Site-Based Mtgs

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  • Rec Dept Fall Registration

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  • @ Conf Ctr

    Reg Business Mtg, Bd of Ed

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  • Faculty Mtg

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  • Gr 6 Greenkill Trip

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  • National Hispanic Heritage & Electronic Safety Month

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  • IPFA Executive Mtg

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  • LOMS Internet Safety Assemblies

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  • Title I Parent Mtg

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  • PTA Fall Fundraiser Ends

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For more information see Food Services: (LOMS) (FXH)

MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is an online payment system that makes school meal payments easy for busy parents on-the-go! Quickly and securely add money to your student's school meal account using your credit or debit card. 
See PDF:   MySchoolBucks.pdf 

Island Park Schools
New Point of Sale System – WebSMARTT 

  • Island Park UFSD has purchased a point-of-sale system for use in the cafeterias at FX Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School.
  • The POS system, called WebSMARTT, will eliminate the pencil to paper meal tracking, which will allow for processing of meal transactions to be completed quickly and efficiently.

See PDF:   WebSMARTT.pdf 

Weather IPS

Island Park Schools

Registration & Enrollment Packet

 Community Letter WHHS

The following letters have been mailed to all members of the community and should be received by Saturday (7/14) or Monday (7/16).

See letters: 
(Community Letter WHHS.pdf ) ( Community Letter WHHS Spainish.pdf )
High School Plans WHHS.pdf ) (High School Plans WHHS Spainsh.pdf )

 

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.
https://www.facebook.com/Island-Park-Public-Schools-553615188178307/