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  • Recognitions and updates at the November 14 Island Park BOE meeting

    At the Nov. 14 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as October Students of the Month. The learner profile attributed for this month was “knowledgeable,” meaning the students develop and use conceptual understanding and explore knowledge across a range of disciplines. Additionally, the students engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance. Students honored for this learner profile attribute are Leia Almodovar (grade 7), James Bergen (grade 2), Dylen Collins (grade 5), James Duncan (grade 1), Mia Krumholz (grade 4), Allyana Lucas (grade 8), Mason Ruscica-Duffy (grade 6), Regan Sodano (kindergarten) and Bryson Sweeney (grade 3).

    Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzao began his report by welcoming Adam Frankel as the Acting Interim Principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School. Mr. Frankel has served as an elementary principal for over 15 years in both large and small school districts across Long Island. He is a proven instructional leader, serving most recently in roles of Director of Elementary Education and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

    Mr. Randazzo also extended thanks and appreciation to Assistant Superintendent Alison Offerman-Celentano and Director of Pupil Personnel Services Jacob Russum who stepped in over the course of the last few weeks and served as acting administrators while the search for the interim principal was being conducted. Additionally, Mr. Randazzo acknowledged several faculty and staff members who assisted in a leadership capacity during this time including Assistant to the Principal Alyssa DeLucia, School Psychologist Colleen Kunz and School Social Worker Felicita Carranza. He also extended his thanks to school secretarial staff Mrs. Quigley and Mrs. Pollet, teachers Mrs. Neglia and Mrs. Berkowitz, and the Island Park leadership team and building representatives at FXH who were all helpful over the last several weeks prior to Mr. Frankel’s arrival.

    Mr. Randazzo then addressed an October news report of the Nation’s Report Card which shows new evidence of COVID-19’s devasting impact on U.S. children’s education. He indicated the report is not a surprise given the restrictions that were placed on students and staff. Additionally, Mr. Randazzo noted a decline in NAEP reading and math scores at grades 4 and 8 compared to 2019. The Superintendent acknowledged what is most important now is moving forward. and closing achievement gaps. Since March 2020, teachers and staff have been working to close those achievement gaps by implementing data driven educational strategies and utilizing progress monitoring systems to provide continual differentiation to individualize the learning experience for all the students.

    Next, Mr. Randazzo shared a district priority update with reference to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). He provided an overview of the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards timeline and spoke about how these standards will be incorporated into all subject areas.

    Mr. Randazzo also noted that earlier in the month, members of the school board and administration had the opportunity to attend an evening of learning at the Offshore Wind Energy and Manufacturing Expo that was organized by Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association. District attendees networked with various wind-generation companies and governmental entities to forge partnerships that will lead to curriculum development and enhanced STEAM opportunities for the students of Island Park.

    Closing the Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Randazzo reminded those in attendance about the Nov. 29 Community Forum being hosted by Equinor in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium from 6:30– 8 p.m.

    Island Park Public Schools
  • Francis X. Hegarty Elementary welcomes Acting Interim Principal

    Island Park Board of Education appointed Adam Frankel as the Acting Interim Principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School at the Nov. 14 board meeting. Mr. Frankel has served as an elementary principal for over 15 years in both large and small school districts across Long Island. He is a proven instructional leader, serving most recently in roles of Director of Elementary Education and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

    About his new role, Frankel is looking forward to working together with teachers and staff to continue to support learning opportunities for Francis X. Hegarty students.

    Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo shared, “We are excited to have Mr. Frankel join the Francis X. Hegarty family.” “His expertise will assist in expanding the success of the school.”

    Island Park Public Schools
  • Equinor Community Forum November 29, 2022

    Dear Island Park Community Members,

    The Island Park UFSD and the Incorporated Village of Island Park are pleased to co-host a Community Forum for our residents regarding the Empire Wind Project. The Equinor team will be at the Lincoln Orens Middle School on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 starting at 6:30 p.m. to present information on the Empire Wind Project, the Article VII permitting process, and to discuss how the community can get involved.

    Please see the attached flyer for additional information and to register for this event.

    Island Park UFSD

    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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    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • FXH Faculty Mtg.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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