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  • Recognitions and updates at the May 9 Island Park BOE meeting

    At the May 9 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as April Students of the Month for exemplifying risk taker qualities. Students who were honored include: Jason Hernandez-Mackorthy (kindergarten), Ryan Keenan (grade 1), Danielle Carrera-Mejia (grade 2), Sebastian Freiser (grade 3), Anaya Lee (grade 4), Delilah Gonzalez (grade 5), Vincenzo Leo (grade 6), Benjamin Torres (grade 7) and Joseph Lordi (grade 8). Francis X. Hegarty School Principal Cynthia Cameron and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman read teachers’ remarks about each student honoree. 

    Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo expressed gratitude and appreciation as he announced two Island Park teachers for tenure, Allison Amico and Jennifer Hannon. Respectively, the two have completed their probationary period and are dedicated, accomplished teachers who have proved themselves to be outstanding elementary teachers worthy of this significant milestone.

    Mr. Randazzo then recommended two new elementary teacher appointments, Alyssa Petry and Brittany Gallipani. The Superintendent expressed his good wishes and welcomed the two to the Island Park team!

    The last portion of the Superintendent’s report included an update on the LIPA Power Plant issue by District Counsel Robert Cohen.  He shared it has been less than two weeks since the last meeting and not much has transpired except for the exchange of document drafts between LIPA counsel and special counsel in the district’s office. He indicated a final draft agreement had been sent and it is in the process of being reviewed with the board in an executive session. Cohen feels the terms are getting to the point of being well defined. He anticipates next time they meet will most likely be after the May 17 budget vote. It will then be finalized and ready to be discussed with the public. Cohen felt once it is shared with the public, everyone will have a better understanding of the provisions of the agreement as well as have an opportunity to ask questions.

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  • Budget Approved

    The budget has passed. Thank you for your continued support of our schools!
     
    Yes-256
     
    No-181
     
    Congratulations to Board of Education Trustee Patricia Kelly Collins. 
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  • Update on the Nassau County/LIPA Settlement Agreement

    Dear Island Park Community Members,

    On April 25, 2022, the Nassau County Legislature voted to approve a Tax Certiorari Settlement Agreement between the County and LIPA with respect to two power generating facilities in Nassau County (EF Barrett - Island Park & Glenwood Landing - North Shore). The settlement agreement goes into effect for the 2022-2023 school year. Over the next five-year period, this agreement reduces the amount of property tax LIPA pays by approximately 46.5%. The agreement is structured as a five-year glidepath which declares the property (Barrett facility) tax exempt and removed from the assessment rolls. The Assessor will now replace the current taxed property with a payment on the School Tax Bills for each tax parcel at issue. Such payment will not be a real property tax payment, but instead a “direct assessment.”

    The District has requested that the County provide information related to the potential impacts to the community, including how the settlement will impact tax rates for the other taxpayers within the community. The District has no ability to estimate how the proposed school levy will impact community tax payments without information from the County. We are continuing to work with the County and will provide this information to the community as soon as it is received.

    In order to mitigate these sharp tax increases on the community, the School District is working with LIPA and the County to soften the impact to the community during the three-four years after the settlement through ongoing negotiations related to the District’s third-party beneficiary lawsuit appeal. The District is working with special counsel to begin the preparation of a formal contract encompassing all elements of this settlement agreement.

    The School District and LIPA are working towards a resolution of this matter and hope to have terms of such resolution in the near future. When terms are finalized, we will share them with the community and explain the plan for how the funding could be used during the three-four year period after the settlement to help offset some of the burden to the taxpayers.

    We are hopeful that ongoing settlement discussions with the County and LIPA will continue and result in a positive outcome for the School District and community, to ensure we can continue to provide an educational experience that our community has come to expect for our students.

    For a review of the presentation from the April 26, 2022, Board of Education meeting, including how the District has continued to fight for our schools and community, please go to the District website:

    www.ips.k12.ny.us

    See Quick Links and select Barrett Power Plant

    Yours truly,
    The Island Park Board of Education

    Island Park Public Schools
  • STAR Summer Enrichment Program

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    We are pleased to announce the return of a wonderful learning opportunity for students entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 this summer called the STAR Summer Enrichment Program. The funding will be provided by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant-in-aid awarded to the district, which enables us to bring this program to our families for free until the funds are exhausted. Students in the STAR Summer Enrichment Program will engage in inquiry-based, student-centered activities in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology and Coding, to name a few. Time for physical activity will be built in so that students will be exercising their bodies as well as their minds.

    The program is open to all students and any family can register their current Grade Pre-K through Grade 7, however some students may be contacted directly by the building principals to participate based on their academic progress this past year. Families may use this Google Form link or the QR code below to register your child for the free STAR Summer Enrichment Program: https://forms.gle/Cjzo8T7ce5mFAX988.

    The free STAR Summer Enrichment Program will run from July 5 through August 5, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Students entering Grades K-4 will be at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and students entering Grades 5-8 will be at Lincoln Orens Middle School. Transportation to and from the program will not be provided by the school district. It will be the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to transport their child to and from the school each day.

    If you are also interested in your child attending the summer recreation program after the STAR Summer Enrichment Program end each day, please contact Mr. Keith Manginelli at 516-434-2605 for pricing information.

    If you have any questions regarding the free STAR Summer Enrichment Program, please contact your building principal.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Alison Offerman-Celentano
    Assistant Superintendent of Schools

    Island Park Public Schools
  • Junior Summer Experience 2022

    Pre-K Readiness Program

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
    July 5th- August 5th * Monday-Friday * 9:00 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

    Pre-K as of September 2022
    Children must turn 4 years old by December 1,2022 to attend Pre-K Program

    Fee Schedule
    $599.00 per child
    $699.00 for non-residents

    SPRINKLERS * WATER GAMES * CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
    ARTS and CRAFTS * LIBRARY AND PARK TRIPS
    OUTDOOR ATHLETICS * ACADEMIC LEARNING

    Our professional, certified teachers will create a relaxing, structured
    environment for the children. The boys and girls will experience
    a fun-filled day with educational activities and play.

    Location and dates of registrations
    As of March 15, you may register by phone or in the Recreation Office by appointment only.
    Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.– 4:30 P.M.

    Evening Registration Nights at LOMS
    Monday, April 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Monday, May 3, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Office at 434-2605.

    ~CHECKS ARE PAYABLE TO THE ISLAND PARK RECREATION DEPARTMENT~
    THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
    (VISA/ MASTERCARD/DISCOVER ONLY)

    After Friday, 6/10 a late fee of $50 per family will be charged on all registrations.

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  • Summer Experience 2022

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

    July 5th - August 5th * Monday-Friday * 9:00 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

    Grades K-8 as of September 2022

    Fee Schedule
    $499.00 per child
    $449.00 for siblings
    $599.00 for non-residents

    WEEKLY BEACH DAY * FUN TRIPS * SPORTS AND GAMES
    THEATER ARTS * SPIRIT WEEK * ARTS and CRAFTS
    VIDEO GAME ROOM * OUTDOOR ATHLETICS

    Location and dates of registrations
    As of March 15, you may register by phone or in the Recreation Office by appointment only.
    Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.– 4:30 P.M.

    Evening Registration Nights at LOMS
    Monday, April 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Monday, May 3, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    ** A MANDATORY BEACH PASS SOLD FOR $10 IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS in grades 1-8 **
    This is in addition to the fee for the Summer Experience Program.
    Beach tags are purchased at Island Park Masone Beach.
    If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Office at 434-2605.

    2022 Summer Trips
    TBA

    All trips are optional to families registered for the Summer Program and include an
    additional fee.

    ~CHECKS ARE PAYABLE TO THE ISLAND PARK RECREATION DEPARTMENT~
    THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
    (VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER ONLY)

    After Friday, 6/10 a late fee of $50 per family will be charged on all registrations.

    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

    ____________________________________________

    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

    ______________________________________________

    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/

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  • 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.

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