99 Radcliffe Road
Island Park, New York 11558
Transportation Application Private and Parochial School Students
To the Parents/Guardians of Private and Parochial School Students:
Residents of the Island Park School District with children that will be attending a private or parochial school during the 2020-2021 school year, must submit a transportation application to the Transportation Department on or before April 1, 2020. Island Park residents must use our application as we will not accept any private/parochial school’s applications. An application is enclosed with this letter. It is also posted on the District’s website, www.ips.k12.ny.us and copies may be picked up at the Transportation Office. The top of the form must be completely filled out by a parent/guardian. The application must then be completed and verified by the school the student is attending. Please do not delay in submitting this form, a delay in response from the school will not change a missed deadline.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF APRIL 1, 2020 WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT BEING INELIGIBLE FOR DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. IN THOSE CASES, THE COST AND THE ARRRANGMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION WILL REST WITH THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
Please be advised that enrolling a student in a school after the April 1st deadline does not constitute a reasonable excuse for the failure to submit a timely transportation request to our office. If you are awaiting acceptance from a school(s), you should complete an application prior to the April 1st deadline for each school that your child might attend. Transportation authorization is not automatic or continuous from one school year to the next. A request must be filled out for each individual child, each school year. (Example: If 4 children in the household are attending, then you must submit 4 applications each year). All new residents and students who move within the Island Park School District must prove residency. Mrs. Paula Di Lorenzo can be reached at (516) 434-2618 if you have any questions concerning the registration procedures.
Transportation is not provided for schools over 15 miles from the student’s home. It is understood that transportation will not be provided on the following days: Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, the day after Christmas, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. In addition, each general election day and any day appointed by the President of the United States or by the Governor of New York may be declared public holidays. There will be no bus service for orientation days that are prior to the Island Park School District’s opening date. If the Island Park School District is closed for inclement weather, there will be no transportation provided for any school and that will include any private/parochial schools. If the District is operating on a delayed opening schedule all schools will be on this delay. School closing information can be found on the District website, Facebook page and Channel 12 News. Please refer to the District calendar for further information. If you have any questions, please contact this office at (516) 434-2607/2608.
Mrs. Kelly Angelo
See application: Application for School Transportation 2020-21
Transportation Message - Special Education Schools, Private and Parochial High Schools
Special Education Schools, Private and Parochial High Schools
Religious Holidays: If the district's school year is underway, but it is closed for Jewish holidays, the district transports students to their respective schools as usual.
Inclement Weather Only:
Island Park Schools Closed: If the Island Park Schools are closed, no bus transportation is provided by the district to any other schools. Parents and Guardians are responsible for taking their child to school. Generally, if you cannot take your child to school, the school designates the day a legal absence. However, this can vary from school to school.
Island Park Schools Delayed Opening: If the Island Park Schools has a delayed opening, you must add the number of hours in the delay to the usual pick-up time. In other words, if your child takes an 8:15 AM bus; it will arrive at 10:15 AM in the event of a 2-hr delayed opening or 11:15 AM in the event of a 3-Hr delayed opening. Note: the delayed pick-up is based on the number of hours announced by Island Park Schools and not that of any other school or district. Also, dismissal time remains the same as always.