District Highlights

News & Announcements

  • School receives grant to expand learning opportunities

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School has recently been selected to receive a 2017 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant from The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The $5,000 grant will allow the school to enhance the makerspace in their library.

    The foundation offers the grant each year to K-12 public schools across the nation to provide community support for basic educational needs.

    The school’s current makerspace includes a 3-D printer, free online limited software and small inexpensive programmable robots. The grant will be used to add an additional 3-D printer, more sophisticated coding software and hardware supplies and tools that the school does not have.

    “This grant will now provide additional resources that will engage students in relevant, connected and authentic learning experiences,” said Principal Vincent Randazzo. “Our expanded makerspace will give more students the opportunity to experience the importance and value of the arts as well as be a part of partnerships among schools, home and community.”

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  • Students shine at district art show

    Students throughout Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School in Island Park displayed their creative artwork on May 8 during the district’s annual Spring Art Show.

    Family and friends were invited to Hegarty to view the talent and hard work of all the students in the district. Several Board of Education members and administrators, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, toured the exhibits of projects that filled the walls, school cafeteria and gymnasium. Students searched for their work and proudly showed their creations to their loved ones throughout the evening.

    Projects encompassed a variety of different textures, tools and ideas with many Hegarty students showcasing projects based on their unit on African culture. These included pieces such as African Kente Cloth Weaving, Ceramic African Animal Sculptures, Akuaba Dolls and African Adire Elko Cloth Designs.

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  • Senior citizens and school district members connect

    Twice annually, the Island Park Public Schools brings members of the district and community together during Senior Citizen Brunch events that are sponsored by the Island Park Recreation Department. The second gathering of the 2016-17 school year was recently held on May 5, and offered all attendees a chance to enjoy breakfast and company.

    Members of the Board of Education, administration and staff were joined by senior citizens at the Conference Center. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino welcomed all guests, thanked those who coordinated the occasion and provided updates on district news.  

    As a special highlight, Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School’s chorus of third- and fourth-graders was featured. The students performed many songs that drew smiles and applause from their audience members.

    In December, a similar Senior Brunch was held at Lincoln Orens and featured the middle school musicians. These events support the strong connection that exists within Island Park and indicate the community’s great pride in education.

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  • Senior citizens and school district members connect

    Twice annually, the Island Park Public Schools brings members of the district and community together during Senior Citizen Brunch events that are sponsored by the Island Park Recreation Department. The second gathering of the 2016-17 school year was recently held on May 5, and offered all attendees a chance to enjoy breakfast and company.

    Members of the Board of Education, administration and staff were joined by senior citizens at the Conference Center. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino welcomed all guests, thanked those who coordinated the occasion and provided updates on district news.  

    As a special highlight, Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School’s chorus of third- and fourth-graders was featured. The students performed many songs that drew smiles and applause from their audience members.

    In December, a similar Senior Brunch was held at Lincoln Orens and featured the middle school musicians. These events support the strong connection that exists within Island Park and indicate the community’s great pride in education.

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  • Students get a glimpse into different careers

    Students at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School in Island Park heard from a number of special guests on April 21 in honor of Career Day.

    Professionals ranging from nurses to politicians, from a concert manager to an electrician, spoke to classes throughout the building to educate and inspire students to set career goals for themselves. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and learn about each career on a personal level.

    Some of the speakers included family members in the district. Police officer Paul Sutera visited his daughter’s second grade class where he spoke to students about the work he does and what it takes to be a police officer. Many of the second-graders were engaged in the discussion, asking questions about his experiences.

    Mayor Michael McGinty also visited the school to speak to second- and third-graders about the important role that a mayor plays and what he does on a daily basis in the Village of Island Park.  Deputy Supervisor Anthony D’Esposito spoke to third- and fourth-graders about the importance of public service in the Town of Hempstead.

    With many stories to share, students were able to fully understand what makes up different professions.

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The Island Park School District is pleased to announce that the 2017-18 school budget has been approved by residents in a vote of 241 to 115. This budget will preserve all of the courses, services and opportunities that help our students learn each day, and we thank you for your ongoing support of our education program. Congratulations to Raymond Miley for his election to the Board of Education. 

Annual Election Results

May 16, 2017

School Budget Vote
241 - YES   115 - NO

Library Budget Vote
262 - YES   89 - NO

Board Member
Raymond Miley - 296

Library Trustee
Michael Schnail - 255

District Calendar

  • Gr 4 and 8 Science Test (Performance)

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  • Food Service Appreciation Day

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  • Memorial Day

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  • Memorial Day—Schools Closed

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TRAFFIC ALERT - DATE CHANGE

BARNUM ISLAND BRIDGE SOUTHBOUND LANE RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE:

Please be advised that the southbound side of the Barnum Island Bridge & Long Beach Road will be reduced to one lane on May 17th and May 18th, pushed off one day due to the casting of the 80ft concrete beams and the strength of the concrete, weather permitting (rain or high winds alternate date May 19th) between the hours of 9 am to 2:30 pm. This will cause significant traffic and everyone is urged to try to avoid this area if possible. Please find alternate routes if you can.

LOMS Early Dismissal Date Change and Regents Testing Dates

Dear Families:

Please note that there has been a change on the school calendar. Due to new mandates from the New York State Education Department in regards to instructional time, June 14th is no longer an early dismissal. Early dismissal will, however, take place at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 15th and Friday, June 16th. 

In addition, please note the following changes (from the school calendar) for our Grade 8 students taking the Algebra I and/or the Living Environment Regents:

New Date

Algebra I                           June 13th (not June 15th) 12:15 pm

Living Environment    June 14th (not June 16th) 12:15 pm


If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 434-2630.

Sincerely,

Vincent Randazzo
Principal

FXH School Calendar Change

Dear Parents:

Please note that there has been a change on the school calendar. Due to new mandates from the New York State Education Department in regards to instructional time, June 21st is no longer an early dismissal. Early dismissal will, however, take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 22nd and at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23rd.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 434-2670.

Sincerely,

Jacob M. Russum
Principal

Message from Principal Mr. Randazzo

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A new Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why, is becoming popular with many middle school and high school students. It deals with many topics that our children face and touches on the very serious topics of bullying and teen suicide.

See PDF for more details:  Message from Mr Randazzo - 13 Reasons Why.pdf 

13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators

Schools have an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students’ lives is vital to this responsibility. The trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on a young adult novel of the same name, is raising such concerns.
See PDF:  NASP 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series.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/