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    Blood Drive

    Date:  Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Time: 4:00pm to 8pm
    Place: Francis Hegarty Elementary School 
                  100 Radcliffe Road
                  Island Park, NY

    To schedule an appointment please call Jamie Varrichio @ 516-434-2600 or schedule a time @ http://www.ips.k12.ny.us/blood_drive


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  • Island Park honors November Students of the Month

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Dec. 18 Board of Education Meeting featured student recognitions as well as presentations and reports. The evening began with a celebration of nine Students of the Month who consistently demonstrate good citizenship and exhibit positive qualities at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School.

    Principals Jacob Russum and Dr. Bruce Hoffman described the criteria that Students of the Month are selected upon and read letters from teachers that described the November honorees. Nicholas Angelastro (kindergarten), Julissa Navarrete (grade 1), Sean Garcia (grade 2), Danielle Gelish (grade 3), Kaylee Molloy (grade 4), Aidan Flaniken (grade 5), Olivia Trafford (grade 6), William Adler (grade 7) and Jacob Borrelli (grade 8) were awarded medals, certificates of excellence and small gifts of acknowledgment.

    The meeting also included presentations from the two high schools that Island Park students can choose to attend in order to assist families in their decision-making and transition into the years that follow eighth-grade. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino introduced Long Beach High School Principal Jeffrey Myers and West Hempstead High School Principal Alvaro Escobar. They highlighted the academic courses, athletics, arts, extra-curricular activities, college-level classes and other special programs at their respective buildings.

    The district’s legal counsel presented an update on the Barrett Power Plant litigation proceedings with LIPA. He noted that all depositions have been completed and in January the Summary Judgement Motion will be filed. LIPA made a motion for all cases to be joined for a trial that would be held in Suffolk County, and the district has submitted a request to the court to have cases heard in Nassau County.

    Dr. Bovino noted that numerous public officials and community leaders have become involved in work related to the lawsuit as a result of the community’s recent letter-writing effort, which produced 500 letters. All past presentations and information about the topic is available on the district’s website, www.ips.k12.ny.us.

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  • Code of Conduct Policy - Digital Device

    December 22, 2017  

    Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

    It has recently come to our attention that students have been using their phones to take pictures and videos of themselves and other students on the school buses.  This is a violation of the Code of Conduct Policy since recording and photographing of students and staff members without written authorization or consent are prohibited.  If students are observed using a digital device such as a cell phone or tablet to take videos and/or pictures in the school setting or on the bus, the device will be confiscated.  If confiscated, parents will be asked to meet with the principal to address the Code of Conduct infraction(s) and to recover the device. 

    The Code of Conduct was reviewed with our students in an assembly program and misappropriate electronic use was explained.  However, we ask your assistance and support.  Please remind your child that digital photography and/or videography are strictly prohibited in school, on school grounds, on school buses and anywhere that school activities are conducted.  Moreover, during the school day, students in possession of cell phones and personal tablets must keep them stored in a locker (or backpack).  The failure to follow school policies and rules will result in disciplinary action.  

    Thank you for your attention to this matter. 


    Jacob M. Russum
    F.X. Hegarty Elementary School

    Bruce Hoffman, Ed.D.
    Lincoln Orens Middle School

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  • Message to Island Park Parents

    The Long Beach CSD Board of Education seeks IP parent input regarding the search for a new Superintendent of Schools.  Please go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/lbeachsupt to complete the survey.  At the end of the survey, under item 4, choose “Other” type in the one that applies to you:

    A resident of Island Park WITH child(ren) currently in the high school.   Yes ____
    A resident of Island Park WITH child(ren) who will be selecting a high school.      Yes ____


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  • Books dedicated to remember school district staff

    The Island Park Faculty Association and Island Park Public Library collaborated in presenting a book dedication ceremony on Nov. 1. This annual event was developed as a way to pay homage to deceased members of the Island Park School District whose efforts will not be forgotten.

    The IPFA provided a donation to the library, which was used to purchase a selection of books representing each honoree. This year’s tributes went to home economics teacher Rosalie Karlin Mednick, custodian Albert Miller, elementary teacher Edith Shaw, custodian John Tarantino and physical education teacher Margaret Utech. Their names were inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in the district.

    “We are here to honor five former colleagues who, each in their own way, benefitted the students and staff of Island Park,” said retired math teacher Phyllis Baranoff. Other past and present staff members shared reflections about the individuals.

    Math teacher Patricia Fernando recounted the contributions of Ms. Mednick, from engaging her students in an annual fashion show to teaching them to cook and set a proper table. She described the beloved educator as an “excellent friend, a loving mother, a role model and a loyal colleague.” Michael Moran highlighted Mr. Miller’s years as a bayman and clammer as well as his commitment to keeping the school buildings in top condition.

    “He made his mark in life, and I cannot say enough about him,” Moran stated.

    Ms. Baranoff read remarks that were shared about Ms. Shaw. Alumni wrote that she directly impacted their life and career choices by recognizing their strengths and interests. Music teacher Joseph Bonelli commented on Mr. Tarantino and discussed his expertise in carpentry, dedication to working early and late hours and attentiveness to the needs of two schools. 

    Nurse Barbara Gould spoke about Ms. Utech. She highlighted her involvement in the launch of Sports Night, which has grown to become a tradition, as well as her positive impact on students in the adaptive physical education program. “She took such an interest in her children and will be truly missed,” Ms. Gould said.

    Members of the district’s board of education, Superintendent Rosmarie Bovino and staff, along with families and friends of the honorees, applauded after each acknowledgment. Special thanks was extended to IPFA President Pat Collins and

    Ms. Baranoff for coordinating this significant celebration. All attendees had the opportunity to view the books and enjoy refreshments.


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  • Safety Message Island Park Schools

    This is Mr. Randazzo with an important message.

    The NCPD has notified us that a level 2 sex offender is residing in Island Park near one our bus stops located at the corner of Long Beach Rd and Georgia Ave. In response, the district is relocating this bus stop one block north to the corner of Long Beach Rd and Louisiana Ave. This change will take effect tomorrow, Tuesday November 7th. Any student that is effected will receive a flyer in their backpacks. Please be mindful of your child’s safety when they are playing outside after-school or on weekends.

    Thank you.

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District Calendar

  • Gr 6 PE Demo, Gym, 7 pm

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  • Faculty Meeting

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  • Kindergarten Registration

     (Call 434-2670/71)

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    District Blood Drive,

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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.